Hand painted porcelain expresses the emotional connection between the artist and subject. This lovely dresser/vanity set shows the artist's passion and understanding of beautiful floral arrangements and presentation. Executed in a small home-studio environment, circa 1912-1914, by Alice Basedow. I have other lovely pieces executed buy this artist in my store. They are painted on various porcelain white-ware blanks, circa early 1900's.
This is lovely 5-piece vanity or dresser set consists of an oval-shape tray, powder dispenser in form of a shaker, round footed covered hair receiver and rectangular pin tray. The items are decorated with clusters and single Forget-Me-Not blossoms in variegated shades of medium to dark blue nestled among shaded green and blue-green foliage.
The oval tray measures 13 3/4" in length and 9 3/4" in width with gold scroll motif along the top border and gold trimmed edge. It is stamped "GDA France" and signed "A Basedow 1912". There is a tiny nick along the edge of the gold scroll motif. (see last photo)
The powder dispenser measures 2 1/2" in width and 5" In height with a gold shaker top. It is stamped "Germany" and signed "A Basedow 1914". No damages.
The hair receiver measures 4 3/4" across and 4" in height and has three gold decorated looped feet and gold trimmed lid. It is stamped 'PL Limoges France" and signed "Alice Basedow 1913". No damages.
The pin tray measures 5 1/4" in length and 3 1/4" in width with gold trimmed edge. It is stamped "Royal Austria" and signed "Alice Basedow 1914 and G.S.". No damages.