Founded in 1895 in Chicago, Illinois, the Pickard China Company rapidly became one of the premier decorating companies in the country. Originally importing blanks from foreign manufacturers until 1938 when they developed their own translucent china.
This lovely Octagon-shaped serving plate is hand-decorated with "Rose Basket pattern and Trailing Vine All-Over-Gold designed center. The pattern consists of baskets filled with and connecting garland composed of delicate pastel pink roses, green leaves and attractive blue bows surrounding the wide outer border of the plate. The center is decorated in the trailing vine design, a tiny floral and vine pattern, in all-over-gold as well as a medium width gold edge. The plate measures 9 5/8" across and is signed "F Vobor" for Frantz Vobornik who worked as a decorator for Pickard from 1903-1925. The blank is marked "B & Co. France" for the Bernardaud & Co., circa 1900-1914. The Pickard mark is an etched gold coin "Pickard Etched China", circa 1912-1922. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; several minor dot-size dark spots in the AOG design.