Hand Painted porcelain is beautiful no matter if executed in a factory decorating department, professional decorating studio or by skilled individuals in a home studio environment. During the late 1800's and early 1900's this became a favorite hobby of many American ladies who would purchase china blanks from various companies and create their own works of art.
This lovely hand painted plaque or trivet, circa 1930's, was executed in a home studio environment. The motif is a bouquet of summer flowers, consisting of deep rusty-red geraniums, vivid blue bachelor buttons, purple asters and golden yellow daisies, nestled among shaded green and yellow-brown foliage against a background of muted hints of pastel blue, yellow and pink. The wide, sculptured border is a rich dark brown. The piece is signed by the artist 'Peggy Dvans'.
The gently scalloped plaque or trivet measures 10" across and is drilled with three holes for hanging. There is no back-stamp identifying the manufacturer. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; beautiful piece.