Set of 6 Porcelain Dessert Plates, IMPERIAL CROWN CHINA AUSTRIA , c. 1899 HEAVY GILDINGThis ‘Imperial Crown China , Austria ' backstamp was the pottery mark of a decorator and importer as distinct from a manufacturer. It was the mark of Bawo and Dotter who basically decorated blanks at their studio in Fischern which was then in a region known as Bohemia now called Rybáře, Carlsbad in the Czech Republic . However, their main office was in New York and they also had a decorating plant in Limoges . They were founded c.1883 and went on until c.1914. These are in beautiful condition, with no cracks or chips. They have extensive gilding along the edges.