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 bowl, circa 1900, was executed in a home studio. The motif consists of stems laden with pink and red wild clover blossoms nestled among shaded green leaves. The muted background incorporates hints of pastel yellow and blue against a pale creamy yellow. The gently scalloped edge is gold trimmed. It is artist signed "M Fischer" on the base.
The coup-style bowl measures 7 3/4" across and 1 1/2" in depth. The green underglaze back-stamp is a crown over an X with RC over Versailles Bavaria, circa 1891-1906, which denoted the Rosenthal factory founded by Phillip Rosenthal in 1897. There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Lovey bowl for use or display.