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

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HUTSCHENREUTHER TRADEMARK (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

HUTSCHENREUTHER TRADEMARK (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

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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.

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