J.H. Brauer emigrated to the United States from Germany in 1890 initially settling in New Jersey. By 1902 he was in Chicago decorating china for Pickard and by 1903 he was advertising his own studio operating out of his home. His organization grew slowly, but included many prominent artists of the era. His business closed in 1926, a year after his death.
This beautiful hand-painted cabinet plate consists of a group of deep burnt orange nasturtium flowers and buds amidst a background of leaves in muted shades of green, blue and purple with corresponding highlights including creamy pastel yellow. The edge is nicely trimmed in gold. The plate measures 7 3/8" across and is stamped in black #5 Brauer mark, circa 1911-1926. There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Great subject and color pallet.