Pickard, Inc., the premier Chicago decorating studio was founded by Wilder A. Pickard, who was born on a farm near Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. His first studio was located in Edgerton, Wisconsin, and soon was relocated to Chicago where it still exists today. The largest and most famous decorating Chicago studio, Pickard attracted the best of the best artists of the time.
This lovely hand painted relish/pickle dish is from their "Russian Flowers" series of studio items. The piece is decorated with two bouquets of pink and yellow celtic-style rose blossoms, lavender floral, blue-bells, light green leaves and stems, all delicately outlined in black, as well as single rose blossoms. The piece is enhanced by two narrow gold rings, wide gold border and handles. It measures 8 1/2" in length and 4" in width. Stamped with Mark #8, black "Pickard" decal, circa 1918-1919. Also stamped with "Japan" mark. There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Beautiful.