Hand painted china is beautiful and unique as it portrays the artists emotions and visions for the subject he or she is creating. This beautiful hand painted cake plate with gold gilt handles, circa 1900, was created in a small home studio environment by a very talented individual with great attention to detail and subject naturalism.
The motif is a colorful panorama of life in the ocean, which includes sea shells of various types along with other aquatic vegetation of the sea. The entire color pallet is utilized to create exciting life-like images. The plate measures 10 1/2" across the handles and has a gently scalloped edge with embossed ring of small spheres. The china blank is stamped "D & Co. - France" for Delinieres & Company, circa 1894-1900. Sadly the artist forgot to include a signature. There are no cracks, chips or repairs.