Up for sale is a beautiful hand-painted, one-of-a-kind porcelain item by Master China Painter, Margaret Surber. On a creamy ivory colored background she has painted a brilliant fall scene with acorns and autumn colored leaves. The cake platter, trimmed with 24kt gold highlights, measures 11 1/2" in diameter, it is signed on the reverse side. The platter has a blue stamp on the bottom: Bareuther-Waldsassen Bavaria, Germany with crown, circa 1970-80s. The condition of the platter is excellent with no chips, cracks or damage. Note: The platter is safe for use but it is strongly recommended that you do not put them in dishwasher. Partial Biography: Margaret Surber (American, 1913 - 2001) won many awards for her china painting, including three ribbons at the 1963 World's Fair in Seattle. She was the president of the International China Painting Teachers Association. She also wrote several books about how to paint on porcelain.