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 footed bowl, circa 1920's, was executed in a home studio. The background shades from creamy at the base to beige or tan at the top. The sides are decorated with pine branches covered with green needles and laden with pine cones in variegated shades of brown. The four feet are gold encrusted. The folded-over top and four feet form a bowl that measures 7 3/4" in length, 6 3/4" in width and 3 3/4" in height. Marked on the base with a "Crown over TK over Czechoslovakia" which designates the Count Thun Factory, circa 1918-1930's. There are no cracks, chips or repairs. A lovely footed bowl with gorgeous motif.