Hand painted china is so beautiful either done by factory decorators or skilled individuals in a studio atmosphere. During the late 1800's and early 1900's this became a favorite hobby of many American ladies who would purchase china blanks from various companies and create their own works of art. This wonderful footed nut/candy bowl, circa 1900 was painted in an individual studio. The china blank is marked with a "Crown over B C R & Bavaria" which was used by the Phillip Rosenthal factory in Selb, Bavaria. The feet and underside of the bowl is a darker brown shading to tan and yellow around the top portion. The pine cone decoration is skillfully done in shades of light brown and tan with interspersed brown and green pine needles. The folded-over, scalloped top trim is edged with gold. The bowl is 8" long, 6 1/2" wide and 4" high and is signed by the decorator "Hattie Wate" on the side. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; several minor paint flakes, one on the underside and the others on the sides of two legs. (can be seen photos). A beautiful hand-painted creation.
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