Hand painted china is so beautiful if done in a factory decorating department, professional studio or a small home-studio environment. During the late 1800's and early 1900's china decorating 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 cabinet plate, circa 1915, was executed in a small home studio by a talented artist. The plate is decorated with continual branch of variegated white and medium to dark blue forget-me-not blossoms on delicate brown stems against a background of pastel to pale blue, creamy yellow and rosy-pink highlights. The gently scalloped and embossed border of the plate is edged with gold. The plate measures 7 1/4" across and is stamped in green "Haviland France", circa 1894-1931. The artist's signature "F. E. Spellman" appears on the back. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint.