Karlsruhe: As expected with most Karlsruhe items, this plate with fish design is higher in quality and harder to find than the average W. German pottery items. Overall, this look with a black background and bright decoration was popular in the 1950s and just into the early 60s, done in many designs by Ruscha, Keto, Marei, and others, including fish patterns. However, I'm not certain if this example dates to that same period or not. The company mark is faint, and there's no shape/design number, which makes it hard to research even for anyone who has the Karlsruhe book. Definitely a neat work, regardless.
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