J.H.Stouffer Company, Chicago, was founded in 1905 and continued in business until 1952. Known as a premier china decorating establishment during the era of the other great Chicago decorating studios. Jacob H. Stouffer was the seventh of nine children, born in the village of Adeline in North Central, Illinois.
This lovely sugar and creamer set is adorned with shaded light to dark blue and white forget-me-not flowers, nestled among soft green leaves and floating blue pedals. The wide rich pastel blue top border is separated from the creamy base by a wavy line of delicate blue leaves. Arched gold handles, finial and trim with pearl iridescent creamer interior completes the picture. This style was made famous by the Minnie A Luken Studio of Chicago. The sugar measures 5" from handle-to-handle, 4" in height and 2 7/8" across he base; the creamer measures 4" from handle-to-spout, 2 3/4" in height and 2 1/4" across the base. The china blanks are not stamped by the manufacturer's name, but have impressed numbers, perhaps style designation. Both pieces are stamped with a red circular stamp, 9/16" in diameter, "Stouffer Studio", circa 1920-1924. There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Rich colors and near mint condition.