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 plate, circa 1920's, was executed in a home studio. The elegant, yet under-stated, motif consists of a central circle decorated with simplistic art decor floral in shades of soft pastel peach, orange, violet, pink purple and green. The central medallion is encased within a silver border, followed by a large circle of creamy yellow, a silver line, a circle of pastel blue and finally a wide silver edge. The work of art is signed on the base by the artist "M.V.J.Zimmerman".
The coup-style plate measures 12" across. The back-stamp in green is "Crown over RM with a wreath - Moschendorf Bavaria". The porcelain factory existed from 1895-1957. Between 1910-1938 they had a contract with L.D.B Co., a New York importer of white-ware. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; minor wear on silver trim. Beautiful plate and impressive size.