Exquisite Porcelain Tray ~ Decorated by Pickard Studios with Vellum Landscape Scene ~ Artist F. James ~ Pickard Studios Chicago IL 1912-1918

The artist has done them in a beautiful vellum landscape scene. Incorporating trees and pink flora it really grabs you attention. She has used purples, greens, blues and pinks to create his masterpiece. She compliments her artwork with golden handles and rim. This is a must have for any Pickard collector!!! Florence James was the most prolific among the women at Pickard studios. In 1901, at age 16, she had already set up her own china decorating studio in Milwaukee. In early 1905 she moved to Chicago and became one of studio's youngest artists, male or female. She did only a few pieces in vellum so this would truly be a wonderful addition to a Pickard Collection. Her work can be seen in "Collector's Encyclopedia of Pickard China," by Alan B. Reed. In 1912 Pickard Studio's in Chicago IL introduced a very successful line of vellum scenes. Applied in delicate pastel colors with matte-finish paints, they had a velvet feel that amplified the soft and distant mood that most of the scenes portrayed. Many of the scenes she painted were taken from local woodlands. There are no chips, hairlines or cracks; manufacturing anomalies do exist, the occasional tiny iron speck, dust 'bump' in the glaze, etc. Please see our other Pickard item MISC287 (Creamer & Sugar) that match this piece!!!

Backstamp: Pickard Mark 7 1912-1918

Measures: 7 1/8" W (9" W handle to handle) x 1" H

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Item ID: DSH97


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