This beautiful Limoges Vintage French Porcelain Round Vanity Dresser Tray Decorated With Pink Hibiscus, Artist Signed, is a wonderful example of china painting which was popular during the Victorian era. Signed by a very talented artist named Mac Gordon, this crisp white unmarked Limoges vintage porcelain blank was the perfect canvas for such a vibrant pink hibiscus blossom design. The three large vividly detailed blooms appear to spring from the Limoges Vintage French Porcelain Round Vanity Dresser Tray Decorated With Pink Hibiscus. Bright yellow pistils and stamens finish the centers of the pink hibiscus blooms. The artist further entices us with the amazing realism he or she created with the skilled veriagation of the pink petals and the curled green leaves. Three small flower buds promise future brilliance. The hibiscus design is set against a backdrop of subtle, mottled pinks and blues. The pallet of the background colors - which covers the entire surface of this Limoges Vintage French Porcelain Round Vanity Dresser Tray Decorated With Pink Hibiscus, Artist Signed - evokes the feeling that we are about to witness a glorious sunrise. Gold paint embellishes the rim of this vintage French porcelain tray.
Measuring 11" in diameter, this one-of-a-kind Limoges Vintage French Porcelain Round Vanity Dresser Tray Decorated With Pink Hibiscus, Artist Signed is in pristine condition. Whether it was intended as a charger, torte or cabinet plate, or perhaps a vanity or dresser tray, the absence of scratches or wear leads me to believe that this vintage French porcelain piece was always admired from inside a cabinet.
HISTORY: Porcelain china painting was a very popular hobby in Europe in the 19th century, and made its move into the United States in the late 1800's. Successful studios were created to produce elaborate designs and monogrammed china services for hotels, clubs, wealthy individuals and even for the White House. But the majority of the amateur china painters in the United States were women who were allowed to engage in creative occupations, in addition to many who considered it to be merely a hobby. World War II drastically reduced the art of china painting as every available hand - including those of women - was necessary for munitions production and the war effort. Due to the lack of importance placed upon many of the extremely talented female artists of the time, no notation was made of the pieces they produced, and thus their identities sadly faded into obscurity.