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 vellum finish hand painted vase, circa 1980's, was executed with great skill and attention to minute details. The body of the vase has three displays ranging from a branch of blooming roses, to a group of several blossoms to a sprig of unopened buds, all done in shades of soft pastel pink with shaded green leaves. The entire vase is surrounded with a ribbon of pastel blue blue and gilt scrolls and cross-hatching designs. The short round neck of the vase is also gilt covered. The artist's signature "A. Frutiger" appears on the side of the vase. The vase measures 3 1/4" in height and 4" across. There are no cracks, chips or repairs.