The D'Arcy Studio opened in 1903 in the back of an upscale jewelry store in Kalamazoo, Michigan. They became world famous for very high quality art pieces comparable to Pickard's of Chicago, Illinois. Pickard, as well as other famous Chicago decorators stole away a number of D'Arcy artists over the years. The studio was renown for their rose designs.
This beautiful D'Arcy hand painted cabinet plate is decorated with stems covered with variegated blue and white forget-me-not blossoms and shaded green leaves. The blended muted background incorporates creamy yellow with pastel colors of green, pink and blue all enhancing the vivid forget-me-not flowers. The edge is trimmed with gold. The coup-shape plate measures 8 1/2" across and carries the mark "Haviland - France", circa 1894-1931. Also stamped with the red logo stamp "D'Arcy's Hand Painted" and the number "1060". There are no cracks, chips, repairs or enamel wear. A great D'Arcy cabinet plate.
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