Hand painted china is so beautiful if done in a factory decorating department, professional studio or a small home-studio environment. During the late 1800's and early 1900's china decorating 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 vase, circa 1920, was executed in a home studio. The round, tapered form is surrounded with pastel pink and orange nasturtium blossoms, soft green leaves and stems all outlined with black and highlighted with gold. The lower portion of the body is a pale creamy yellow and the top a rich burgundy. The top opening has a gold throat and edge. The vase measures 5 1/4"" in height and 5" across. The white-ware blank is unmarked. There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Not signed by the artist.