This lovely large porcelain dresser tray is in perfect condition. The very realistic blue flowers are individually hand painted. The skill of the unknown artist is evident when you peruse the photos.
Porcelain items such as this will look just as lovely, perhaps even better.....hung on a wall. This one is unusual in that it is square instead of the round and oval ones we so often find.
The hand painted florals on this plate are permanently fused (the paints are coloured glass and melted in the kiln) onto these plates, saucers, cups, etc. This form of decorative art requires practice, skill, diligence and experience. The absorbent surface has to be painted with great skill because a wrong stroke of the brush is difficult to correct. The paint represents a liquid paste that has been thinned with water and a syrup-like agent until it becomes the correct consistency for the artist's brush.
Hand painted porcelains are "art", even more so that the item they happen to take the shape of. There is immense and pain taking skills involved to produce these original paintings. The delight in these porcelain items is that they can be used and not just looked at. Of course, if you are like us, your cabinets are full and you'll look into ways of increasing your display area by migrating to the walls!
In collecting hand painted porcelains, there are several "schools of thought". Some collect certain pieces, others look for certain topics and others look for particular signatures. No matter which choice fuels YOUR particular interest in collecting, look to the quality and style the artist presents for your consideration. This tray certainly is well presented and a delight to look at.
Why not "share" this lovely piece with your friends next time you have hor d'oeuvres or cookies to offer?
11 3/4" diameter no chips, flakes or hair lines
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