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 done in one of their famous rose patterns. The plate is decorated with branches of pastel pink and yellow tea roses nestled among shaded foliage in shades of green, tan, gray and teal on dark green thorn covered branches. The blended muted background incorporates creamy yellow, apricot, magenta and gray, all enhancing the rose blossoms in all their glory. The slightly scalloped edge is gold gilt. The plate measures 8 1/2" across and is carries stamp #5 green "JP over L over France', circa 1894 - 1931, designating the Jean Pouyat Limoges Company. Also stamped with the red logo stamp "D'Arcy's Hand Painted" and the number "1689". Artist signed "Reniell". There are no cracks, chips, repairs or enamel wear. A great D'Arcy creation