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 a huge shaded pink and white waterlily blossom nestled among stems covered with three opening buds and variegated green leaves with tan and pink highlights. The blended muted background incorporates shades of peach, tan, green, pink and blue all enhancing the beautiful waterlily blossom. The edge is trimmed with gold, as well as highlights on the floral portion. Artist signed 'Arnold' in gold. The coup-shape plate measures 8 5/8" 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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