Hand painted porcelain is beautiful no matter if executed in a factory decorating department, professional studio or in a home studio environment. The end result is what really matters.
This lovely hand painted charger plate, circa 1915, was probably created in a home studio with phenomenal creativity. The plate is nearly covered with branches of large, pastel pink to white, wild rose blossoms nestled among dark blue-green to light green leaves tinged with rust. The connecting branches are covered with brown life-like thorns. The background shades from dark blue-green to pastel blue to creamy white. The charger which measures 12 1/2" across is edged with a narrow gold band. It is not artist signed. The porcelain blank is stamped "Thomas Bavaria" which is the Fritz Thomas marking used from 1908 to 1939. There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Very impressive and eye catching.