Hand Painted porcelain is so beautiful no matter if done in a factory, professional decorating studio or small home-studio environment. The overall quality of the piece is what really matters. Although this spectacular tray, circa 1890 - 1910, does not carry a decorators mark or the manufacturers name of the porcelain blank, the decorating was executed in either an excellent factory or out-side professional studio, as the craftsmanship is superb.
The tray measures 12 1/4" in length, 9" in width and 3/4" in depth. The shape of the porcelain blank has a great sculptured outline which has been expertly decorated with heavy gold border, drapery, scrolls and feathered lines. The center motif consists of fantastic display of tea roses in shades of pastel pink, dusty rose and crimson with shaded green leaves highlighted by delicate pastel pink and green tendrils. The shading and highlights produce a cameo-like dimension to the decorations. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; as near mint as you fill find. Absolutely amazing piece of artistry.