Hand painted porcelain is so beautiful no matter if executed in a factory decorating department, professional studio or small home studio environment. This lovely twelve piece luncheon set was skillfully decorated in a home studio, circa 1915, with pieces signed "Parkhurst" by the artist. The old adage "less is more" is especially true with this simple, yet timeless, one-of-a-kind, "Shamrock" motif. The artful use of three and groups of three is repeated on each piece. The motif consists of groups of three pastel green shamrocks, outlined in gold; individual gold shamrocks, outlined in black; all with wide gold borders edged in black.
The luncheon plates measure 8 5/8" across and are stamped "HR Hutschenreuther Selb Bavaria"; one also includes the mark "Favorite". The cups measure 2 1/8" in height; 3 1/4" across and are stamped "UNO Favorite Bavaria". The saucers measure 5 1/4" across and are not stamped with a maker. There are no cracks, chips or repairs. One cup has a very tiny nick in the gold edge and all may have very minor gold wear. There are other items of this pattern in my store to build the service of your choice.