Offered for purchase is a beautiful Rosenthal Donatello Bavaria "Sagittaria Design" Handled Serving Plate/Dish (Signed "C. Blesch"/Dated 1907) hand-painted/decorated in the US or Canada as part of the Arts & Crafts movement.
The design for this item is by Lucia Soule and may be found in the February 1904 edition of Keramic Studio Magazine. Keramic Studio Magazine was a monthly publication for the amateur porcelain/china decorator which provided designs, detailed instructions on porcelain/china decorating, as well as articles and photographs of competitions and displays between various china decorating studios and clubs. The magazine was first published in May 1899 and continued into the late-1920’s. We can provide photocopies of the page from the publication with the design of this item with your purchase if specifically requested.
The dish is in excellent condition... no chips or scratches, although there is some surface wear from age and use. The dish is approximately 8.5 inches in diameter including the handles. The bottom is marked as indicated in the pictures.
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