Offered for purchase is a beautiful Porcelain Blank Art Deco Bee Design Creamer & Sugar (c.1918-1930) hand-painted/decorated in the US or Canada as part of the Arts & Crafts movement.
The design for this item is by Hill Carter Lucas and may be found in the April 1918 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 set is in excellent condition… no chips, cracks or repairs, although there are some minor surface scratches from age and use. The sugar bowl is approximately 5.75 inches long including the handles, 3.75 inches wide and 3.5 inches tall. The creamer is approximately is 4.5 inches long including the handle, 3 inches wide and 2.25 inches tall. The set is marked as indicated in the pictures.
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Porcelain Blank Art Deco Bee Design Creamer & Sugar (c.1918-1930) - Keramic Studio Design