DESCRIPTION: This hand-painted antique Pickard Serving Platter is decorated on pristine white porcelain, oval in shape with pierced handles.
This piece is antique in age and moderne in design. With a generous application of gilding to accent the rim and handles, the platter identifies as an illustrious Pickard piece. A simple pattern of blue and ivory forget-me-nots appear in clusters of four and repeat around the plate, connected with a bold dual 1/8” border outlined in black. A single gold flower is found between each cluster.
The pattern mixes well with Pickard’s Russian Flowers or Springtime designs and of course, it blends with your moderne white china. The glaze is absolutely brilliant and shines with a gloss not often found on most antique pieces. But then again, it’s Pickard.
WHY I LIKE IT: The moderne design on pristine white porcelain is significant to this piece. It features bold linear accents with small florals and creates a balanced artistic pattern.
I would use this piece as a cheeseboard filled with an array of pre-cut artisan cheeses, fresh and dried fruits, almonds, crackers, and specialty dips.
CIRCA: Mark 7. 1912-1918.
ARTIST SIGNATURE: none
DIMENSIONS: 14-5/8” handle to handle x 9-3/8”
CONDITION: Very Good to Excellent. No chips, cracks, crazing or repairs. Light scratches to gold expected for age; beautiful glazed sheen. Manufacturing anomalies exist i.e. glaze pops, imperfections.
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