This service was designed by Theodor Schmuz-Baudiss in 1913, who became director of the Berlin factory in 1912. It is regarded today as probably the most prominent Jugendstil service produced by the K.P.M. factory. Its name comes from the relief motifs depicting the attributes of Ceres, the Roman goddess of fertility and agriculture.
Cf. J. Erzgraber, Koeniglich Berlin 1763-1913, Berlin, 1913, p.30 and ill. p.60-61.
I. von Treskow, Die Jugendstil, Porzellane der KPM, Bestandskatalog der Königlichen Porzellan Manufaktur, Berlin 1896-1914, Munich, 1971.