Hand painted porcelain is so beautiful no matter if done in a factory, professional decorating studio or a small home studio environment. The overall quality of the piece is what really matters.
This lovely cabinet plate, circa early 1900's, is the product of a home studio. The unmarked china blank is beautifully decorated with large pansy flowers in shades of purple, yellow and white with shaded light to moss green leaves. The background is soft muted hues of yellow, blue/green and apricot with a narrow gold edge. The plate measures 8 1/4" across and has no cracks, chips or repairs; minor gold wear. It is artist signed and dated "M. Powers '08", on the base. Very colorful.