A fluffy pooch playfully leans out the gilded center frame of this hand-painted plate. Beautiful design details in the porcelain and paint bring the scene to life.
Signed W Lycett 1880. Measures just under 9" across. Mild wear and surface scratches to finish around edges, with central dog painting intact. There is no marking on the back, but the china is believed to be French in origin (decorated in the US).
William Lycett, the son of a famous English china painter, started a porcelain company in Atlanta, GA in 1880. The Lycett company supplied Georgians with beautiful china while also forwarding the education of women, whom they employed and trained as artists. Hooray, William!