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 beautiful pair of hand painted cabinet plates were executed on different Bavarian blanks, circa 1920's, in a home studio environment. Only one plate is signed by the artist, but because of technique and coming from the same estate I feel the same artist painted both items.
The first is decorated with ripe, shaded red strawberry fruits, suspended from stems covered with white blossoms and nestled among leaves in variegated shades of green, yellow and brown. The background is muted shades of yellow, red, teal and pink with a narrow gold edge. The plate measures 6 3/4" across.
The second is decorated with gorgeous purple and red raspberry fruits and additional white blossoms on brown stems, while being cushioned among leaves in variegated shades of green, brown, gray and lilac. The background is muted shades of gray and peach on the white blank with a narrow gold edge. The plate measures 6 1/2" across and is initialed "K.L.W." on the back. Both plates are in near mint condition with no cracks, chips or repairs. Lovely pair.