This is a beautiful pair of Bavarian plates featuring very realistically hand painted plums. The pastel background colors make the deep purple plums really stand out. Both plates are artist signed STEVE (Stevenson). I have seen this signature on other quality hand painted china, and I believe this artist was a professional china painter in the Chicago area in the early 1900's operating Stevenson Studio. The artwork is on par with the other Chicago Studios of that time frame such as Stouffer, Pickard, and Osborne, etc. Each plate measures 8 5/8" in diameter. They are in extremely fine condition with only the most minimal wear.