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 where it still exists today. The largest and most famous Chicago studio, Pickard attracted the best of the best artists of the time.
This lovely hand-painted cabinet plate, circa 1910-1912, is decorated with branches of stunning yellow buttercup flowers, green throats and reddish-brown stamens, accented by delicate green stems and leaves in soft shades of muted greens and gray. The off-white background has light green and tannish-yellow highlights. The gently scalloped edge is trimmed with gold.
This plate measures 8 5/8" and is stamped with the green Rosenthal Porcelain mark, circa 1912. It is also stamped with the Pickard Mark #6, red decal over gold square, circa 1910-1912. The plate is artist signed; not able to decipher the name. There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Beautiful plate.