Hand painted porcelain is beautiful and unique no matter if executed in a factory decorating department, professional studio or small home studio environment, the end result is what really matters. This lovely cabinet plate was executed in a home studio environment.
The motif of this plate, circa 1920, consists of two large orchid blossoms and several unopened buds in shades of crimson/purple with lavender/blue highlights. The long stems and slender leaves are a rich deep green tinted with brown. The background is a soft creamy yellow with hints of pale blue. The coup-style plate measures 8 3/8" across and is stamped in green "GDA - France". In 1900 Edgar Abbot became a partner with Gerard and Dufraisseix, formerly GDM, and renamed the company GDA. The company was sold in 1941. There are no cracks, chips, repairs; it is artist signed "Coombe".