FRUITS AS A SUBJECT FOR HAND-PAINTING ON CHINA

By: John Hogan

Fruits as a subject for hand-painting on bone china and porcelain has been very vogue for over two hundred years.

ROYAL STAFFORD CHINA, "GOLDEN BRAMBLE"  BONE CHINA CUP & SAUCER, C. 1952

ROYAL STAFFORD, BERRIES, BONE CHINA

HUTSCHENREUTHER, PORCELAIN CUP & SAUCER, C. 1950-60

HUTSCHENREUTHER, GRAPES, PORCELAIN

HUTSCHENREUTHER TRADEMARK (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

HUTSCHENREUTHER TRADEMARK (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

HUTSCHENREUTHER TRADEMARK (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

HUTSCHENREUTHER TRADEMARK (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

The Europeans, especially the English, French and Germans have worshiped nature's beauty by depicting fruits and flowers on fine china regardless of shape or form. The cup & saucer seems to have been a choice form upon which to execute the delicate and zestful accent of mother nature. After all the cup & saucer, as an item produced by many factories, was a smaller item and a  much more affordable way to exhibit to the world the great artistry of their painters. By hand-painting cups & saucers, the various factories were able to spread their delights to a wider marketplace at a more affordable price at time of production. Of course bigger forms were more elaborate prices which not everyone could afford. Factories had also to build a reputation with the masses who now were becoming more affluent and were becoming a more integral part of the marketplace. What a great way to attract more buyers, gain a reputation plus more income than to create small pieces of art, namely the cup & saucer, with fluffy decoration that looked great in the china or curio cabinet.

Recent Articles

THE ART OF DINING FASHIONABLY WITH SILVERPLATE ACCENTS

Derby Silver Plate Convertible Candelabra, C. 1890-1900

The art of fine dining with silver and silverplate accents is centuries old. Old American, Canadian...

BRIEF HISTORY OF CANADIAN CUT GLASS COMPANIES

GOWANS & KENT, BRILLIANT CUT GLASS LOW BOWL, C. 1910

The Canadian Cut Glass Company of Gowans and Kent began their partnership in Toronto circa 1900 and...

Featured Products

WEDGWOOD JASPERWARE ANTIQUE PORCELAIN TEA SERVICE

ENGLAND WEDGWOOD JASPERWARE DARK BLUE 4 PIECE ANTIQUE PORCELAIN TEA SERVICE, CIRCA 1900-1920

RUDOLSTADT PORCELAIN LADY PORTRAIT PLATE

SCHWARZBURG-RUDOLSTADT THUINGIA GERMANY 24KT. GOLD BEADED HAND PAINTED NEO CLASSICAL LADY PORTRAIT...

J. GOODWIN VIEWS OF LONDON-THE BANK ANTIQUE HISTORICAL PLATE

J. GOODWIN SEACOMBE POTTERY ENGLAND VIEWS OF LONDON THE BANK BRITISH HISTORICAL TRANSFERWARE...

Antique & Vintage Lighting

ITALIAN VINTAGE CANDELABRUM CRYSTAL AND METAL TABLE LAMPS [SOLD]

This elegant pair of vintage Italian table lamps are executed in the candelabrum style with pear...

EAMES ERA VINTAGE LUCITE AND SOLID BRASS TABLE LAMP [SOLD]

This Wonderful Designer Vintage Lucite and Brass Table Lamp was manufactured during the Eames Era...

Antique & Vintage Furniture

EDWARDIAN FRENCH STYLE WALNUT ANTIQUE DRESSER WITH MIRROR [SOLD]

This Very Attractive Walnut Dresser and Mirror were manufactured during the Edwardian period and...

EDWARDIAN PAINTED WALNUT ANTIQUE DRESSER WITH MIRROR [SOLD]

This Handsome Walnut Dresser with Swivel Mirror was manufactured during the Edwardian Era and dates...

© Passionforthepastantiques.com
1646 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M6R 1B2
Phone:416-535-3883

Privacy Policy | Terms Of Use | Site Map

By accessing this site, or by using any of its features or services, you confirm your
agreement with and acceptance of the Terms of Service for this web site.