hand painted teal dish

I found this dish out with friends about 2 years ago. I loved the color of the dish (obviously) but I also loved that it was hand painted. I can’t totally read the signature but I think it says Alva Jean McCraty 1952. The dish seems to be painted with water color paint or something very watered down. There is no sealer on the dish so I do not think it was ever actually used. The feel of the dish is a little rough. The flowers have enough detail that you can see them but they aren’t totally defined. I wonder if some of the paint has warn off or if that is how the artist originally created this. There are no markings on the back of the dish.

Alva Jean McCraty 1952I love this little dish and I keep it displayed for most of the year in my kitchen. I haven’t used it because I don’t want to damage the painting!

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