states that the item was decorated by hand, just like the strongly related term handverziert; both are freely interchangable.
Note that both can be used in the context of applying paint or glazes, but one should also hold in mind that decorating alone has multiple meanings. It can for example refer to Sgraffito or the process of adding three-dimensional applications, e.g. prefabricated porcelain flowers.
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