Offered for purchase is a beautiful Thomas Bavaria Enameled Floral Motif Handled Lemon Server/Nappy/Tray (Signed "E.B. Merrill"/c.1910-1930) hand-painted/decorated in the US or Canada as part of the Arts & Crafts movement.
The design for this item is based upon the design by Mrs. F.H. Hanneman and may be found in the February 1920 issue of Keramic Studio Magazine. A photo of the page is included in this listing. 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; it then became Design Magazine, which addressed a wider range of designs than china decorating and craft work, and continued publication into the 1930’s.
The dish is in excellent condition... no chips, cracks or repairs, although there are some surface scratches and wear from age and use. The dish is approximately 7.5 inches in diameter. The bottom is marked as indicated in the pictures.
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Thomas Bavaria Enameled Floral Motif Lemon Server/Nappy/Tray (Signed "E.B. Merrill"/c.1910-1930) - Keramic Studio Design