Vintage Hutschenreuther Selb Bavaria Germany Pears Cabinet-Wall Plate.
Age: Ca. 1890 - 1920 White Ware Green Mark, Lorenz Hutschenreuther, Selb, Bavaria, under glaze.
Some words about Decoration: Professionally decorated in Germany. Hand painted green and cream background, The Pears decoration is a decal transfer. Decorated by the B.T. Co. in Germany. This plate seems to be one in a series of different fruit plates made by Hutschenreuther for decorative display.
The pears showing on the surface are applied with a decal transfer and is showing an artist signature. The signature looks like "Melia" but it is difficult to read as it is part of the decal and not actually signed by the artist. The original art work would have the original signature. This type of decoration is often marked "hand painted" on porcelain dishes and other wares and has been an accepted practice for well over 100 years.
Sometimes decals are hand embellished by a professional decorator after the decal is added to the plate so the embellishment decoration will become part of the surface of the item when it is fired.
CONDITION: No chips, bites, cracks, or stains. Gold Trim intact.
Pretty plate ready to display.
Thanks for looking.