Impressive & Large Limoges 1940-1970's Hand Painted "Pink & Lavender Sweet Pea" 10" X 7-7/8" Plaque by the Renown Artist, "Maria Garcia"
ARTIST, MARIA GARCIA 1925— Maria Garcia was born on December 29th in 1925 in Costa Rica. She was about 4 years old when she and her family decided to migrate to the San Francisco area of California.
Maria had a life time passion and love of fine art from an early age. She started professional china painting in 1943 when she was only 17 years old. Her personal naturalistic style, with the use of deep and rich colors, won her many awards throughout the years and her beautiful works and creations have always been in demand. Her great early artistic success led her to purchase her own kiln, which she used for many years and helped support her family for most of her life.
Maria's love and passion for China and fine arts painting endured for some 47 years, until she retired about 1990.
I was recently given the honor and privilege, by her son, Albert, to tour her home in the Sarasota area of Florida and was allowed the wonderful opportunity to acquire many fine pieces from her own private collection.
This is a outstanding example of her work, a wonderful full size unmarked Limoges Floral Plaque...with the Plaque size a large and impressive 10" X 7-7/8" and with the professional and matted frame a large 12-3/4" X 10-5/8". The beautiful and colorful Plaque depicts a grouping of "Pink & Lavender Sweet Pea" on stem and leaf against a background of shadow leafing and background colors of light crème blue, several shades of crème lavender, crème, and crème yellow. The outstanding artwork, use of colors, and presentation are all earmarks of a master decorator.
The gorgeous Floral Plaque is in excellent condition and totally free of nicks, chips, cracks, or other damage.
The Plaque has been signed by the gifted Artist, "Maria Garcia".
The outstanding hand painted Sweet Pea Plaque shows and displays exceptionally well and will make a nice addition for your favorite wall.
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