Lovely Hobbyist, hand painted antique porcelain dish with handle. It was very fashionable in the late 19th and early 20th century for ladies to paint porcelain as a hobby. The porcelain was imported in the white ware blank from France or Germany or Austria and painted in America. This small but beautiful plate has an impressed number 101 and another impressed mark that looks like the number 2.on the underside. The painters initials, ELB are hand painted on the underside. It measures 6 1/4". The scalloped edges have a thick layer of gold. The round handle is made in the shape of a ribbon with angle cut edges and finished with a thick layer of gold. The background is painted in soft shades of pale blue, green and pink and a lovely spray of antique yellow roses surround the plate with tiny green leaves, stems and thorns. Condition: This is fine antique condition, no loss of gold, no crazing, no cracks. The only thing I can note is a tiny nick on the underside rim where the plate sits on the table, about 1/16 of an inch. This is not visible unless you turn it over and can be seen the in the photographs provided.