Hand Painted china was very popular during the late 1800's and early 1900's. The striking colors and imagined scenes that were professionally completed in a factory , studio, or by a skilled artist created everlasting art that would be as fresh and new 100 years later as when it was painted. During the late 1800's and early 1900's hand painted plates became a favorite hobby of many Americans. China blanks were purchased from many French, German, and Bavarian companies and beautiful works of art were created by professionals and hobbyists.
This intricately designed plate features a yellow rim as a border to a pink and blue morning sky. The freshly picked yellow flowers await an arrangement. The artist simply signed this artwork "W." ....its too bad we don't know the story behind it, because the artist was certainly skilled. The dish is 8 & 3/4 inches in diameter and it is in exceptional condition. It is clearly marked on the back " Haviland France" in green ink , under the glaze .
Pretty Haviland France Artist Signed Plate