Dessert plate, porcelain, around 1910

Published: 23.11.2018

The plate from Prašnikar’s bathing place and the spa in Kamnik, probably a dessert plate, is made of white porcelain, with an oval black sign with the inscription Kopališče Kamnik – Bad Stein, behind the stamp of the manufacturer Josef Böck, Wien.
In 1876, the spa and health resort in Kamnik was declared by the brothers Alojz and Franc Prašnikar and the son-in-law of Janez Kecel. At the same time, a restaurant was opened next to the spa and the swimming pool. In the tax register, the health resort was not registered until 1880. In the article by Olga Janša, the offer of a health resort is very carefully cited, for example, numerous excursions to the surroundings, a beautiful spa park, medical help and advice in so called Kneipp method, the restaurant of Marija Kecel, born Prašnikar. The Spa worked until 1914.
The producer of this plate was Josef Böck, who had a porcelain factory in Vienna between 1828 and 1933. Böck was also a cooperative partner with the Viennese porcelain workshop, whose partners were Josef Hoffmann, Kolomann Moser and Jutta Sika.