Hand painted porcelain is so beautiful and decorative no matter if executed in a factory decorating department, professional studio or home-studio environment, it expresses the emotional connection between the artist and the subject. The quality and appeal of the finished product is what really matters.
Bawo & Dotter was established in New York City in the 1860's to import porcelain, especially from Limoges, into the USA. In the early 1870's they started the Elite Works in Limoges to decorate porcelains made by other factories. In 1896 the company began to produce their own porcelain until it closed in 1932.
This lovely hand painted cabinet plate, is one of a set of six expertly executed by the same artist in a home studio environment. The center motif portrays three shore birds in a marshy area. At the verge of the plate is a wide gold band divided into small rectangular sections. The outer border displays a collage of oak leaves in a variety of autumn hues. The scalloped white-ware blank is stamped "Limoges France" one of the various stamps used by the Bawo & Dotter Company, circa 1900. The artist signature and date "Elsie Krause 1907" also appears on the underside. This is #6 of a series of six plates executed by this artist. The plate measures 9 1/4" across with no cracks, chips or repairs. Purchase the set of 6 for $350.00.