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 cabinet plate, circa 1920's, was executed in a home studio. The motif consists vines laden with luscious red currants nestled among multicolored leaves in autumn shades of green and brown. The background shades from medium brown, pastel blue and peach. The plate is initialed by the artist "E.M.B.".
The gently scalloped plate with embossed border measures 8 1/2" across. There is no back-stamp identifying the manufacturer. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; some minor wear on edge.