Hand painted porcelain is so beautiful no matter if done in a factory, professional decorating studio or a small home studio environment. The overall quality of the piece is what really matters.
This lovely cabinet plate, circa 1920, is the product of a home studio. The unmarked china blank is expertly decorated with large orange California poppy flowers with shades green stems, large leaves and unopened buds. The background shades from cream to hints of pastel orange and darker rust-orange like the floral with a narrow gold edge. The plate measures 8 1/4" across and has no cracks, chips or repairs. It is artist signed, McDyer, on the base.