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 pair of coup-style plates are adorned with shaded light to medium blue and white forget-me-not flowers, nestled among soft green leaves and floating blue pedals. The wide pastel blue border is separated from the creamy center by a line of delicate floral and leaves. This style was made famous by the Minnie A Luken Studio of Chicago. The plates measure 7 5/8" across and were manufactured by Lorenz Hutschenreuther Porcelain Co., circa 1920's. Both are stamped "Stouffer Studio", circa 1925-1938. There are no cracks, chips or repairs.