This is a nice example of an early 1900 hand painted Portrait Tankard....decorated and signed by the Pickard Artist, "J.Heinz".. who decorated for Pickard from 1905--1910.[See Reed's Pickard Collectors Book for his bio]. Heinz has done a superb job of decorating catching "Falstaff" with a very "smug" look. Falstaff is very colorful with a garb of the day....and the mug itself has wonderful background colors of creme green, creme burnt orange, brown, and red/brown. The handle extends from top to bottom on the Tankard and is totally gilded as is the Tankard rim.
This gem is in good condition and is without nicks, chips, or other damage.
"Heinz" has prominently signed the side[see photo]. The Tankard has been decorated on an early "Vienna Austria" blank.
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