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 1910, is the product of a decorating studio. The rococo style china blank is expertly decorated with pansy blossoms of variegated shades of blue, purple and yellow nestled among shaded green and brown foliage. The colorful bouquet is the central image on a lovely rococo style plate with the embossed border decorated with gold highlights. The plate measures 9 1/2" across the handles and has no cracks, chips or repairs. The stamp in green is "Leonard Vienna Austria", circa 1908. It is impressed "TK4" and "X". P.H.Leonard started his import company in 1880. In 1908 Anna Leonard assumed the business and had porcelain decorating clubs in Denver Co. and Louisville, Ky. During 1909-1910 she had a studio on Martha's Vineyard. The plate is unsigned by the decorator. Lovely piece.
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