Exquisite Aesthetic Movement hand painted porcelain plate, with a colorful Peacock butterfly and a dragonfly among wildflowers on a pink ground. The rim of the plate is edged in gold scallops painted over a striking white band. It measures 9 1/4" in diameter and is in excellent condition with no damage or losses and no wear to the gold. It is unsigned, the quality of the painting is very fine. A stunning piece in the Aesthetic style and true to the period. This plate is marked only with a mold number and it has a rough foot from where it sat on a support in the kiln. Circa 1880.
Hand Painted Plate Butterfly and Dragonfly in Wildflowers c.1880