Jacob H. Stouffer was born in Adeline, Illinois. He opened his decorating studio in Chicago in 1905 which continued until 1952. The high period of Stouffer hand painted china appears to have spanned the years from 1905 to 1925. During this time the company employed some of the best decorators of that era.
This fabulous hand painted charger, circa 1906-1914, is decorated with white/lavender daisy blossoms with large golden centers and light green leaves. The floral groups are delicately highlighted and outlined in black with scrolls and feathered designs. The rococo rim, perforated handles and floral cartouches is decorated with gold and a medium width platinum band. The charger measures 10 1/2" across and 12" from handle-to-handle. It is not artist signed. The plate is stamped in green "Patd Jan 23rd 1906 - JPL France" and the Stouffer mark #4 in red "Hand Stouffer Painted". There are no cracks, chips or repairs. The decorating is stunning.
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