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 of bunches of luscious ripe strawberries suspended from leaf laden stems in shaded green with brown highlights. The muted background incorporates reddish brown, rosy pink, pastel blue and pale creamy yellow. The gently scalloped edge is gold trimmed. There is no artist signature.
The coup-style plate measures 8" across. The back-stamp is a crown over "Rosenthal Bavaria", circa 1922, which denoted the Rosenthal factory founded by Phillip Rosenthal in 1897. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; some minor gold wear. Beautiful cabinet plate.