Hand Painted china is beautiful no matter if executed in a factory decorating department, professional decorating studio or by skilled individuals in a home studio environment. During the late 1800's and early 1900's this became a favorite hobby of many American ladies who would purchase china blanks from various companies and create their own works of art.
This lovely hand painted plate, circa 1915, was executed in a home studio. The motif consists vines laden with ripening blackberries in shades of reddish purple to deep purple nestled among leaves in shades of green, brown and yellow with pastel pink and white blossoms promising more fruit to come. The background is a muted combination of brown, apricot and yellow. The work of art is signed by the artist "Leila".
The coup-style plate measures 11" across and is factory drilled to hang on a wall if desired. The back-stamp is "ES Prussia 1861", the Erdmann Schlegelmilch Factory, Germany, which was in existence from 1861-1937. The stamp on this plate was used from 1900-1918. There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Beautiful plate and impressive size.