Friday, October 31, 2008


This is my small collection of hand painted china by Anna Peters. I have tried to find out something about the talented Ms. Peters, but keep coming to a dead end. Does anyone out there in blog land know anything about her?She is a master at painting realistic roses.

The large blue handled plate with the pale roses belonged to my mother, and I know she had it in the 1940-1950s.

Three of the scalloped plates I purchased in an antique store in the 1970s. The rest of the pieces I have acquired over the years. They are all signed either with "Anna Peters" or just "Peters".

I would love to know more about this talented china painter!!!!

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As you can tell, it never occurred to me to do a Halloween post. I'm just not into Halloween, I guess; as I haven't even bought the candy yet. I better get to Wal-mart. My little goblins will be here in a few hours wondering what Grammy has for them!!! Happy Halloween to all of you, my blogging goblins!!!

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Carrie of Oak Rise Cottage was able to find some information on Ms. Anna R. Peters, the talented china painter of my dishes. Ms. Peters had a china painting studio in Denver, Colorado from 1905 - 1907. has a couple of her plates for sale - one of the smaller size of Colorado's state flower, the columbine, for $60 and a larger plate of roses similar to mine for $100. WOW! I had no idea my plates could be this old or this expensive. Mine were purchased at bargain prices! I'll certainly be on the lookout for more, now. Thanks, Carrie, for searching out this information for me.

Thanks for stopping by,


brettinsky said...

These are beautiful! What a talented artist-the roses look so soft!

Good luck on your search!

Jill said...

Oh my goodness...those are beautiful!

Wishing you a bootiful Halloween!

onlymehere said...

Beautiful dishes. Sorry I can't help with who she is or any history on the dishes.

Sara G said...

I have had the best time reading ALL of your blog!! You started blogging on my Grandma's 87th birthday!!
Your blog is really nice and your pictures are so neat.
Take care and keep up the great blogging!!

Shelia said...

Hi Sally! Oh, I love these beautiful hand painted plates. I don't know anything about the artist, but she was very talented!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

the pleasures of homemaking said...

Those are beautiful! I'm not familiar with her but she's very talented.


laurie said...

These are beautiful plates. I have a couple with hand-painted roses, so I went to look at the bottom, and they say hand-painted, but no artist's name. You have such a pretty collection of them. Hope someone will stop by who knows something about the artist. laurie

nikkicrumpet said...

Well I know this about Ms Peters...she paints some dang beautiful china!!!!

Smilingsal said...

I'm not big into Halloween either. I definitely don't like scary. So, I like seeing these unusual dishes. However, I have no answers for you.

decorator101 said...

Sally... thanks so much for stopping by and for leaving such a sweet comment.. it truly touched my heart... I about fainted when I saw these dishes..they are "goreous".. in fact I have one that my Aunt painted many years ago that is so close is almost spooky... I sure hope you all survived this Halloween night and didn't eat too much candy..
hugs ~lynne~

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

This china is gorgeous, Sally. I haven't heard of the artist.

J's brother gave us a plate, for our wedding, painted by an artist in our area. There was a china painters society, in the next county, in those days. Not sure if it's still around. I cherish that plate.

Carrie said...

Sally, I did a few searches and found an Anna R. Peters of Denver Colorado who did china painting. Here is the URL:,ss=anna%20peters
I hope it is the right Anna Peters since there is another who was a German oil painter.

Carrie said...

Oh, great, Sally,
I'm glad it's the right Anna Peters. [It seems that they are Limoges plates.]
I really love a search challenge. Actually, as a collector, I have to have lots of patience in looking for various types of information.
Glad to be of help.

bj said...

So beautiful !

I was going to say that I googled Anna Peters and there's lots of info ...if you want more, just Google. I use Google for EVERYTHING!!

Susie Q said...

This is such beautiful china! perfect works of porcelain art!


Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow what a great collection!!! Those are gorgeous! How great that you were able to find more info on the artist!!!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Oh Sally I am reading through your blog (how fun!!!) and had to tell you how beautiful these dishes are!! I love handpainted dishes with roses- What a wonderful collection you have! Were you ever able to find anything out about Ann Peters?


Maureen Doyle said...

wow! how fortunate for me...I went to an estate sale today in Westerville Ohio and purchased 5 beautiful hand painted 'rose' porcelin button/ studs by 'Mrs Anna R Peters for 'Cohn Bros.' total buttons (3 big, 2 small). Tried to research...dead end...will try to figure out how to send picture from my phone!!! Beautiful paintings!!!

Sylvia said...

Hi Sally~ I am looking for info about my great aunt, Lillian Corinne Ripley Mohr, who had a china painting studio in Denver in 1907. She is listed in the City Directory as having a china painting studio at 76 Barth Blk. r 1236 Acoma, whatever that means! She apparently died soon after, and I'm trying to find out where she died...I would love to find some of her beautiful painted china which my mother loved. We have a few signed pieces of it, fortunately. If you ever hear of her, please let me know! Blessings, Sylvia Lamon

Tina Casarotto said...

I just found 3 plates at a thrift store. 2 are smaller dessert size and the 3rd a luncheon size. Dark pink roses on a pale green background. The larger plate has its original tag on the back. It reads: "Painted by Mrs. Anna R. Peters for Ben Cohn & Bro. 412 Harrison Ave. Leadville, Colo. Warranted Strictly all Hand Painted China Decorated to Order." Each plate is signed "Peters". In total I paid $9 for all 3!