Deutsche Shlaftwagen und Spiesewagen Gesellschaft (German Sleeping car and Dining car Society). Sample of full logo from china butter chip by Gebruder Bauscher/Bauscher Brothers. Silverwares might only carry the DSG lettering.* The logo design was derived from the original MITROPA (1916-) company, retaining the eagle head which was removed by the East German (DDR) incarnation of the company after the entire system was absorbed. [Mitropa activity was centered on the reduced, post-war Deutsche Reichsbahn (DR) system.] As a result, DSG was formed in the Western zones to operate these services on the Deutsche Bundesbahn (DB) rail network. The starting date is always cited as 1949, though the china has a date code for 1947...something yet to be explained. Re-unification of a single German Republik saw DSG integrated into a new Mitropa in 1994, all of which has largely been dismantled. All a bit of an irony.
*Known producers of silverwares include WMF and Gebruder Hepp for hollowares. No samples of flatwares could be located so far.