J.H. Brauer emigrated to the United States from Germany in 1890 initially settling in New Jersey. By 1902 he was in Chicago decorating china for Pickard and by 1903 he was advertising his own studio operating out of his home. His organization grew slowly, but included many prominent artists of the era. His business closed in 1926, a year after his death.
This gorgeous hand-painted cabinet or under-plate plate consists of a Dresden flower motif. The central motif portrays two large pink rose blossoms surrounded by stems and individual flowers in orange, pink, purple and blue, nestled among shaded green/tan foliage. The border is divided into three cartouches of roses, tulips, bleeding heart, asters and others using the entire pallet of the artist. A wonderful geometric encrusted gold band separates the cartouches as well as decorates the verge and edge of the plate. The plate measures 10 1/4" across and is stamped with Mark #5, black decal over gold, circa 1911-1926. This particular mark was used for a short period of time to obliterate the country of origin of the porcelain blank. No artist signature could be found. There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Great design and color pallet.