The Arts and Crafts movement in America would not have come into being without its British predecessor. The concept of beautiful craftsmanship carried to the United States through newspapers and periodicals, and inspired the formation of Arts and Crafts Societies in cities such as New York, Boston, and Chicago in the late nineteenth-century. The overarching goal of the American Arts and Crafts Movement was to stimulate American craftsmanship in the decorative arts, which included artisans of jewelry, furniture, and ceramics. The American Arts and Crafts movement ended by the 1920s, as industry and mechanization moved into the forefront of the American national identity. However, the artists left us with a legacy of distinctive objects from a period when beautiful craftsmanship was not only valued, but highly sought-after.
This beautiful hand painted Arts & Crafts cabinet plate, circa 1910, is decorated with a wide border of stylized pink dogwood blossoms with gold stamens on soft green branches and leafage against a solid background of rich buttery yellow. All floral, branches and leaves are outlined in black which make the decoration "pop". The outer edge is gold enhanced. The gently scalloped plate with embossed beaded edge measures 8" across and is stamped in green "Haviland - France", circa 1894-1931. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; minor gold wear of edge. Great Arts & Crafts design.
Arts & Crafts - Haviland - Hand Painted "Stylized Dogwood" Blossom Motif Cabinet Plate
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