Hand-Painted Marked Ceramics

VIENNA STYLE PORCELAIN PORTRAIT VASE, hand-painted portrait of a young woman in a bonnet and dress with gilded and turquoise accents on white ground

p4A ItemID F7961676
Meissen Bird, German, 19th century, hand painted bird with black wings

p4A ItemID F7960135
ANNETTE CORCORAN (b. 1930), "American Bittern" teapot

p4A ItemID F7952261
Brownfield Cabinet Plates for Tiffany & Co., Lot of Nine with various birds decoration

p4A ItemID F7947890

Ceramics Marked Hand-Painted

Caution should be exercised in evaluating ceramics marked “hand-painted”. A standard nineteenth century practice, and on in to the twentieth century, was to decorate china and other porcelains with transfers, adding a few minor brushstrokes and marking the piece “hand-painted” thus gaining prestige and premium prices. Genuinely hand-painted porcelains are seldom marked as such. Their hand-painted decoration is apparent from brush-strokes, the irregular borders of decorative elements and use of a wide variety of colors, hues and shading.

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