Vienna art plates were tin plates decorated with colorful lithographs that were primarily used for advertising. They were manufactured under six different company names in the early 1900’s. The most commonly found plates today were made by the H. D. Beach Co. of Coshocton, Ohio.
H. D. Beach began manufacturing the art plates around 1904 and applied for a patent which was granted on February 21, 1905. Beach continued to produce the plates until about 1913.
Many of the plates featured lithographs reproduced from hand painted artwork found on Royal Vienna porcelain plates. One commonly used theme were ladies, but there were also scenic lithographs used.
My small collection features scenic plates made by Beach. Two of them have the patent dates of February 21, 1905 stamped on the back, but the other two have a “Patent Applied For” stamp which dates them to about 1904.
You can see photos of all the beautiful Vienna Art Plates and learn more about them here.
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