Offered for purchase is a beautiful Krister Porcelain Manufactory (KPM) Germany Cornflower Motif Serving Dish/Tray (Signed "T. Thomas"/Dated 1916) hand-painted/decorated in the US or Canada as part of the Arts & Crafts movement.
The design for this item is based upon that of Ethel H. Larter and may be found in the October 1903 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.
The tray is in excellent condition... no chips, cracks or repairs, although there are some surface scratches and wear from age and use. The tray is approximately 12.5 inches long and 5.25 inches wide at the widest. The bottom is marked as indicated in the pictures.
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KPM Germany Cornflower Motif Serving Dish/Tray (Signed/Dated 1916) - Keramic Studio Design