The world famous J.H. Stouffer China Decorating Co. started by Jacob Stouffer, in one of the very best markets of the era, Chicago, in 1902. The Stouffer Co. soon became one of the elite decorating studios of the era joining the other Chicago Giants......Pickard, Brauer, Donath, & Osborne.
This is a beautiful hand painted example of Stouffer work....a fabulous Fruit décor Plate, which measures 8-1/2" wide, and decorated with large and lifelike "Strawberries" on stem and leaf against background colors of light cream yellow, several shades of green, and a vibrant deep burnt red/brown. Heavy and fancy scallop gilded gold has been added to the outer rim area adding richness to the fabulous creation. The Artist, "A. Piron" was one of the very best....and was with Stouffer in the very early days of the Studio's beginning. Many examples by the Artist, can be viewed in Alan Reed's Pickard Collectors Book.
The Stouffer hand painted "Strawberry" Plate is in very good condition and totally free of chips, cracks, or other damage with the gold being excellent.
The hand painted Plate displays a double mark; "GDA France" Limoges & Stouffers Mark # 2 used in 1005-06.
The beautiful "Strawberry" Plate shows and displays exceptionally well.
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