Hand painted porcelain is so beautiful no matter if executed in a factory decorating department; professional studio or small home studio environment. This lovely handled nappie and condiment compote were 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 item. 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 handled nappie measures 6 3/8" across and is stamped "UNO Favorite Bavaria"; the condiment compote measures 5 1/8" across, 2 3/4" in height and is stamped "Royal Bayreuth Bavaria". There are no cracks, chips or repairs; very minor gold wear. There are other pieces of this pattern in my store to build the service of your choice.