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 home studio. The white china blank is decorated with a horse-shoe shaped garland of rich, red currants hanging from dark brown vines covered with variegated green foliage. The background is a brownish-red and buttery pastel yellow. The plate has a gold gilt edge and is signed by the artist "T. Schyt'z". It measures 8 5/8" across and is stamped "IT UNO Favorite Bavaria", the export mark used by C Hutschenreuther Co. Bavaria for the US wholesaler Burley & Tyrrell Co., Chicago, IL, circa early 1900's. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; the gold edge shows wear.