Hand painted porcelain expresses the emotional connection between the artist and subject. This lovely set of 5 hand painted cups & saucers shows the artist's passion and understanding of beautiful floral arrangements and presentation. Executed in a small home-studio environment, dated 1912, by A. (Alice) Basedow. I have other lovely pieces executed by this artist in my store. They are painted on stamped KPM white-ware blanks, circa 1904-1927.
Each cup & saucer set represents a different floral motif which forms a wide border around each piece. The saucers are enhanced with a gold band, while the cups have gold handles and rim. The five floral motifs consist of Wild Roses in vivid pink with deep golden centers and white stamens; White Daisies with deep golden centers; Pansies in variegated shades of soft yellow and purple, Wild Violets in shaded purple with white stamens and Forget-Me-Not in striking shades of deep to lighter blue. All of the different floral are nestled in foliage of shaded greens, browns and blue-green. The saucers measure 5 3/4" across with four both signed and dated, the fifth is neither. The cups measure 3" across the top and 2 1/8" in height, none are signed or dated, but are definitely from the same set and artist. I have a sixth cup with Morning Glory Blossoms, no saucer, which I will also include with the set. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint.
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