Beautifully decorated is this vintage early 1900's W.& Co. Limoges France hand painted "Three Sectional Egg Holder".
The renowned China Decorator "William Lycett" of Atlanta, Georgia often used a simple but elegant decor of heavy gilded gold and gold leafing against a white background. Before the rise of the Pickard Studio of Chicago, just prior to 1900, the most famous American China Decorator was Edward Lycett, an English Artist who opened a New York China Decorating Studio in 1861. Mr. Lycett is best known for painting the White House dinnerware for President Lincoln. His son William moved to Atlanta in 1883, where he continued the family trade, painting customized china and becoming the most famous and sought after China Decorator of his time. William Lycett pieces are often found in museums and recently an exhibit was held of his work at the Atlanta History Center. William Lycett passed in 1910, but during his lifetime he came to be known as the "pioneer porcelain china painter in America".
This beautiful and near pristine piece is a fine example decorated in the tradition and style of Edward Lycett. The beautiful and elegant piece, which measures 6-5/8" long & 5-3/4" wide, has been heavily accented and decorated with a heavy gilded gold wreath style decor. Heavy gilded gold also embraces the outer rim. The Egg Holder, itself, is a fancy scallop and ornate piece with 3-section.
The Egg Holder is in excellent condition and totally damage free of nicks, chips, cracks, or other damage....with the gold being nearly pristine.
Some believe that the famous Wilder A. Pickard, founder of the most famous and prestigious decorating studio of the early 20th century was highly influenced by the beautiful, desirable, and ground setting decorating of the Lycett Studio of Atlanta, GA.
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