Hand painted porcelain is so beautiful no matter if done in a factory, professional decorating studio or a small home studio environment. The overall quality of the piece is what really matters.
This lovely hand painted charger plate, circa 1915, is the product of a home studio. The artist took a white porcelain blank and with realistic colors and gold gilt created a stunning piece of art. The plate is expertly decorated with three groups of lush red and white currants nestled among variegated green leaves against rust/red highlights. The wide border is decorated with gold. The plate is signed on the front "Alice Alford". The porcelain blank measures 12" across and is unmarked as to maker. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint.