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 cabinet plate, circa 1910, was decorated in a home-studio environment and is exquisitely executed with bunches of shaded red, ripe currants hanging from vines covered with foliage in fall shades of variegated greens, browns, yellows and blues. The background is muted pastel shades of blue, green, pink and gray. The rim is decorated with a gold gilted band. It is artist signed "Gessaer".
The plate measures 8 1/4" across. The back-stamp "JHR - Hutschenreuther - Selb - Bavaria", circa 1857-1920, designates the Lorenz Hutschenreuther Porcelain Factory, which was in business under this name from 1857-1969. There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Near MInt and lovely.