These particular marks have been dated to the years of c.1891-1914.The gold rectangle part of the second mark is covering the name of the factory that produced the blank. Lefton was a distributor of imported giftware from Japan beginning in 1940 and is apparently still in business today, although George Lefton himself is now deceased (since the mid or late 1990's).Amanda said it appears that her great great grandparents were immigrants from Germany.Founded in 1886, they were importers of china and glass from Europe.
Therefore, the reference to Queen Elizabeth is apparently referring to the current Queen's mother, also named Elizabeth and who was on the throne with her husband, King George VI, who reigned from 1937-1952.
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For some reason, most of the Dresden studios chose to hide the factory marks.
Found on this child's tea set, now in my private collection. It came down through her family to her from her great grandmother who was born in 1888, apparently in America.