This gorgeous American Satsuma china-painted decorated ball finial-lidded jar stands 4.75" high by 3.75" in diameter. It has a simple lidded jar form. It is decorated with a garland of blossoms and berries in a distinctly nice Art Deco presentation. The blossoms are multi-colored, dominated in oranges and blues. It is unmarked, but likely a Satsuma blank, made specifically for china painters. Many companies sold their white porcelain-like ware to china-painters at the turn of the last century. Many women, mostly homemakers, were buying items to decorate in women's groups, or simply to work on at home in their leisure time. Some pieces are very ornate, some pretty, pretty decorative objects, such as this one. The styles varied from an Arts & Crafts motif, sometimes transitioning to more of an Art Deco style.Oftentimes, the women would initial their work, but there are no marks on this jar. It is glazed in a ground of white, with very complementary colors in the decoration, just beautiful. This jar is in factory original condition, no apologies. Any shadow marks are from camera glare, this china-painted jar makes a simply stunning presentation!
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