My grandmother passed away a couple of years ago and I’ve started taking a look at some of the old stuff she had (that seems purchased from antique stores).
There are three similarly styled mugs. All start off light tan/white at the top and fade to a darker brown. All have a picture of one person on it. In two of them, the person is playing a violin. In the third, the person is drinking with one hand and carrying a basket with the other.
From left to right, here are the markings on the bottoms of the mugs:
- Frank M. Stone. 1905 (this may be handwritten on, but I can’t tell if it’s handwritten or just made the same way the picture is made)
- Hohenzollern China. Germany.
- A sticker for SHACKELFORD; Carrolton, Ill.; $95.00
- L.W.L in big black letters. Seems to be a part of the mug.
- Lebeau Porcelaine
Any clue? The most I could dig up was on Lebeau Porceline, but even that wasn’t much.
Mugs are all in almost perfect condition. A flecks of paint or whatever chipped off, but I’d drink out of these without hesitation.