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 beautiful hand painted cup and saucer, circa 1900, was decorated in a home-studio environment but is as exquisitely executed as any from the finest factory or professional decorating studios. The elegant embossed cup and saucer is completely covered in naturalistic branches, leaves and fruit of the Hazelnut tree. The entire autumn color pallet has been utilized including shades of brown, tan, green, teal and yellow against a muted background of brown, pastel blue, peach and pale creamy yellow. The graceful cup handle, narrow rim of the cup and edge of the saucer is gold trimmed. The saucer is artist signed "E Stoner".
The saucer measures 5 1/2" across; the cup measures 3 3/8" across and 2 1/8" in height. Both pieces carry the back-stamp "T & V Limoges France", which designates the the Tressemann & Vogt Porcelain factory, circa 1892-1907. There are no cracks, chips, repairs or decoration wear. Looks as thought it has sat on a self for over 100 years. A beautiful piece.