Hand decorated porcelain is beautiful no matter if executed in a factory decorating department, professional studio or home studio environment. The end result is what really matters.
This beautiful hand painted porcelain serving plate with cut-in handles, circa 1906-1920, was expertly created in a home studio. The central portion is encircled with individual bunches of blossoms and leaves connected by a continual branch. The apple blossoms and unopened buds are soft white edged with pastel pink with brown stamens, nestled among shaded medium to light green leaves with dark green veins. The connecting branch is medium brown. The muted background is a combination of pastel pink, light blue and peach. The embossed designed edge and cut-in handles are adorned with heavy gold gilt. The plate measures 10 1/2" across and 12" from handle-to-handle. It is artist signed "Eyybieg" and stamped in green "Pat'd Jan 23rd 1906" and "JP over L over France". The JPL mark designates the Jean Pouyat Limoges Company and was used from 1894-1931. The patent date may indicate when this blank was designed. There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Just a great piece of hand painted art.