Around the turn of the century, porcelain painting became a big fad with women all over the US. They would purchase inexpensive porcelain blanks to them into unique works of art. China painting was popular, and probably the most well-known, but women did not limit themselves to dishes. The hand painted items also included jewelry and buttons. Because each was individually hand-painted, no two pieces are alike.
This is a very sweet, and somewhat unique example of porcelain painting. The tiny brooch was probably meant to be worn at the collar of a summer dress. Two delicate white flowers are set against a blue background at the center of the brooch. On each side of the blue there is a suggestion of pink and yellow flowers, with a bit of greenery. The very ends of the brooch are white.
The face of the brooch is in excellent condition with no chipping, crazing or cracks. The reverse of the brooch shows discoloration and age. The pin stem on this brooch is slightly bowed. The C-clasp is in perfect shape.
The brooch is large, measuring 2" long by 1/2" wide.
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