Pickard, Inc. the premier Chicago decorating studio was founded by Wilder A. Pickard who was born on a farm near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. His first studio was located in Edgerton, Wisconsin, and soon was relocated to Chicago were it still exists today. The largest and most famous Chicago decorating studio, Pickard attracted the best of the best artists of the time.
This lovely and uniquely decorated mustard pot, circa 1918, has a very simple and elegant motif. The white china blank is decorated with plain and geometric bands, along with bands of delicate scrolls, in platinum. The pot measures 3" in height. The china blank is "Silesia" with a fleur-de-lis, which is the mark of Herman Ohme, Nieder Salzbrun, Silesia (now Poland) from 1882-1928. The Pickard mark is Mark #8, circa 1918-1919. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; the original mustard spoon is missing. Great piece.