Hand painted china is so beautiful no matter if done in a factory, professional decorating studio or in a small home-studio environment. The overall quality of the piece is what really matters. This darling 3 piece baby set was expertly decorated in a home-studio on closely matched porcelain blanks obtained from two porcelain makers.
The set, circa 1910, consists of a plate, cereal bowl and mug. Each is decorated with a border portraying storks in shades of white, blue, yellow and black set against a background of pastel blue with gold gilt bands. The 8 1/2" Haviland plate has as a central motif the figure of a standing baby, clad only in his diaper and carrying his worldly belongings in a blue printed nap-sack on a stick balancing over his shoulder. Perhaps he is contemplating joining the circus. The Haviland cereal bowl, which measures 5 1/2" across and 2 3/4" in depth, has in the center the image of baby, clad in diaper and pastel blue smock, crawling across the floor. The Limoges mug, which measures 2 3/4" across and 3 3/4" in height, has the image of baby clad in white romper suit. sitting on the floor busy playing with his toes. The plate and cereal bowl are signed and dated 1910 by the artist. The mug has the following dedication 'Baby Maylory Maygolis from Anna Maria Reinhardt'. The set was a very special gift and probably was never actually used; there are no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint condition. One of a kind set.
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