Offered for purchase is a beautiful Thomas Bavaria Arts & Crafts Blue Butterfly Motif Plate (c.1908-1930). The design for this item is by Charles Babcock and may be found in the February 1903 issue 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 plate is in excellent condition... no chips, cracks or repairs, although there are some surface scratches, wear from age and use and a smudge of paint from the artist in the center of the plate. The plate is approximately 9.75 inches in diameter. The bottom is marked as indicated in the pictures.