Offered for purchase is a beautiful Thomas Bavaria Floral & Citrus Design Plate (Signed "Helen Ehslen"/c.1912-1930's) hand-painted/decorated in the US or Canada as part of the Arts & Crafts movement. The plate is in excellent condition... no chips, cracks or repairs, although there are some surface scratches, and wear from age and use. Please keep in mind that this item is not new and therefore may have minor wear or missing decoration - I attempt to identify major issues with the item, if any, but please look at the photos carefully. The plate is approximately 9 inches in diameter, and is marked as shown in the pictures.
China Decorating: In the late 1880's through the 1940's, a very popular amateur hobby or craft was in vogue known as "china decorating". The items used for decorating originated as porcelain blanks (white porcelain) often manufactured in Europe (France, Bavaria, Austro-Hungarian Empire) and imported into the US and Canada for women and men to decorate as part of this craft. In addition, the Ceramic Art Company, Lenox Belleek and Willets Belleek companies from New Jersey also sold blank porcelain for china decorators.
The design for this item is based upon a design by Adah S. Murphy which may be found in the June 1912 issue of Keramic Studio Magazine. A photo of the page showing the design 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.
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Thomas Bavaria Floral & Citrus Design Plate (Signed "Helen Ehslen"/c.1912-1930's)
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