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 1920, is the product of a home studio. The white china blank is expertly decorated with shaded pastel to vivid pink wild rose blossoms with russet/yellow centers and opening buds nestled among variegated soft green leaves. The motif extended to the outer rim of the plate. The background shows hints of pink and green. The blank has an interesting turned-down edge which is enhanced by a row of delicate gilt beads. The plate measures 9 1/4" across and has no cracks, chips or repairs. The stamp in green is "Elite over L over France", which was used by Bawo & Dotter on white-ware blanks the company produced after 1900. Lovely pastel decoration.
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