The beautiful design features a bold, magnificent striped yellow/gold and dark russet tulip and a yellow and light green butterfly with hints of russet and grey dots on its wings. It is finished with Anna's signature shark's tooth gold banding all around the edge. Career has included designing and manufacturing couture fashion, jewelry, home furnishings, and printed textiles. In the early 1990's she established a studio in Budapest, Hungary where she trained a group of highly talented painters to create her collection of hand-painted porcelain. Hand-painted porcelain has a long tradition in Hungary going back almost two centuries.
All the porcelain objects in Anna Weatherley's studio are hand painted by a group of very highly trained master painters. Only the best painters are capable of mixing the colors and painting the delicate details of her designs. Each piece is not merely a pretty painted object, but also a work of art. The style is a classical free hand painting, but the result is not a traditional porcelain pattern.
The number of designs are based on 17th, 18th century botanical art and are signed by the painters. This method of painting is a dying art form, the product of long hours of work on each object. The fine shading, the small brush strokes, the intricate details are the result of a very time consuming process.
No mass produced decal design can be compared with these hand painted images. The colors are carefully applied on the porcelain with fine brushes in many shadings and fired several times at high temperatures. This time-consuming and meticulous process in the hands of master porcelain painters produces the most detailed and sumptuous rendering of nature's treasures.
Flowers, leaves, fruits, butterflies and delightful bugs are given new life on the lustrous surface of fine white porcelain. Each painter has a distinct technique and his/her own secret way of mixing colors to create the "painting-like" effect. Women tend to be the experts in painting the charming bugs and butterflies with miniature detailed wings and legs and gold-dipped eyes. Softly brushed golden borders on the porcelain are painted by a single painter with special mastery in this special application technique.
While Anna Weatherley's designs are refreshingly rooted in history, they are equally at home in contemporary or traditional settings. These plates look spectacular on the table for dinner but also are wonderful hanging on the wall and also set on a small plate stand. Beautiful no matter how they are used! This is a appetizer/small dessert/bread plate, 6.25 across at the widest point.MY HUSBAND IS A GIA CERTIFIED GEMOLOGIST AND WAS A CO-OWNER OF A JEWELRY STORE FOR OVER 25 YEARS IN NEBRASKA. WE ARE RETIRED NOW BUT STILL LIKE TO SEE WHAT TREASURES WE CAN FIND, CLEAN THEM UP AND GIVE THEM A SECOND LIFE WITH A NEW OWNER WHERE THEY WILL BE TREASURED AND LOVED! I ALSO HAVE A LOVE FOR SILVER PIECES AND BEAUTIFUL DISHES SO YOU CAN SEE THESE IN OUR STORE PERIODICALLY ALSO. PLEASE REVIEW ALL PHOTOS CAREFULLY AS THEY CONSTITUTE A PART OF THE DESCRIPTION OF THE ITEM. I WILL BE LISTING A NUMBER OF ITEMS IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS SO PLEASE CHECK BACK WITH US! THANK YOU FOR VISITING OUR SHOP AND FOR LOOKING! The item "Anna Weatherley Porcelain China - Rare Hand Painted Old Master Tulips Pattern" is in sale since Sunday, March 28, 2021. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Dinnerware\Porcelain". The seller is "texasindigo" and is located in Dallas, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.