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 the three varieties of currants; rich red, black (deep blue) and white (golden shade), all hanging from a green vine covered with variegated green and golden leaves. The background is a mix of muted pastel shades of yellow, light green, pink and teal. The edge is decorated with gold gilt. The plate measures 8 5/8" across and is stamped "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 artist's initials "M A P" appear on the front of the plate.