Lovely old porcelain cake or cookie serving plate with fabulous hand painted white blush and pink roses in three stages of bud and bloom with green leaves and stems on a background of creamy white shading to blue with stencils effect leaves in the back. The blooms have fabulous detail with hand painted bloom centers you can "feel". The self handles have touches of gold with some fading. The artist did not sign the plate, and they certainly should have, one of the finest examples of hand painted roses on porcelain we have seen in a long time. The plate measures 9 & 5/8" across not counting the handles and is in good condition structurally with mild age wear on the surfaces but little wear at all on the beautiful flowers. As you know these plates were painted on "blanks" purchased from various makers, this one has a very faint mark on the back for a company in Germany, totally unimportant of course as the value is in the fine painting.
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