A lovely hand painted floral plate hand decorated by Darcy's Studio of Kalamazoo, Michigan. A commercial China Studio, Darcy's produced high quality work and was a serious Chicago competitor of renown Pickard's Studio. This lovely piece is entirely hand painted by the artist 'Gert' (sp?). A wonderful naturalistic rendition, clearly painted by a very talented Edwardian Artist of the time.
Size: 8 1/2"
Marked: Haviland France 1900 , numbered 1060
Condition: Excellent. No Chips, Cracks or Restorations.
(For references see:Mary Gaston's Encyclopedia of Limoges China; Marks on German, Bohemian, & Austrian Porcelain 1710-present)
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Item ID: 11F-623
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