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Vintage China Tray with Hand-Painted Forget-Me-Nots
Hand-decorating china was a favorite hobby and creative outlet for ladies during the period 1890-1930. Pieces were decorated and traded with each other, collected, and treasured by these ladies. The sweet flower, forget-me-not, was a favorite theme of this china. This fancy, sculptured china (semi-porcelain) vanity tray, cookie plate, or serving plate is an excellent example of this art, and it is signed by the painter, "Ramona." Ramona did an excellent job of depicting the flowers and coloring them prettily. The fancy edge has platinum rather than gold decoration. The plate itself is not marked but is probably Bavarian. It measures 10 1/4" in diameter X 1" deep and has cut-out handles.
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