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 cabinet plate, circa 1905-1910, is decorated with a branch of rich, ripe blackberries nestled among variegated green, pink and tan leaves and soft white blossoms. The background is hues of soft pastel creamy yellow, light mint green and apricot. The edge is trimmed with gold gilt.
The plate measures 8 5/8" across and is stamped in green 'Favorite Bavaria' and with the Pickard Mark #5, brown decal, circa 1905-1910. Artist initialed "AC" for Arthur Comyn, a member of French artists, he worked for Pickard from 1903-1912. There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Beautiful plate.