Hand Painted china was very popular during the early 1900's. The striking colors and imagined scenes that were professionally completed in a factory , studio, or by a skilled artist who 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. The major factories recognized the trend and began to make their own "fancy" dishes that were either hand painted or hand colored on transferware. This exquisitely beautiful cake plate not only had the additional hand painted accents, but also had pierced handles which added additional elegance. The initial pattern was transferware, but additions were hand painted with shades of yellow and green , for a wonderful representation of buttercups. A gold accent was added to the rim for extra definition and beauty. The dish is 10 & 1/4 inches in diameter and in near mint condition.
R S Prussia Cake Plate Buttercups and Pierced Handles