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“Live Healthy” Faience Plate from Schooren, Switzerland

Schooren Plate – Live Healthy!

Plate from Matzendorf / Schooren around 1830

features an inscription which exorts the owner to “Lebe Gesund” or “Live Healthy!”

What a perfect moto for a kitchen!

The Kilchberg-Schooren Faience and Porcelain factory on Lake Zurich was in operation in the 18th and 19th century. The factory made Porcelain only during the late 18th century, and then focused on faience.

During the Biedermeier period, the factory was famous for plates like this one featuring expressions, well wishes, and amusing sayings.