J.H.Stouffer Company, Chicago, was founded in 1905 and continued in business until 1952. Known as a premier china decorating establishment during the era of the other great Chicago decorating studios. Jacob H. Stouffer was the seventh of nine children, born in the village of Adeline in North Central, Illinois.
This lovely vase is covered on front and back with shaded medium to light blue and white forget-me-not flowers, nestled among soft green leaves and floating blue pedals. The top portion and collar base is pale pastel blue and the center a very light creamy shade. The rim and graceful handles are decorated with gold. This style was made famous by the Minnie A Luken Studio of Chicago. The vase measures 5 1/2" in height and 2" across the top opening. The piece is stamped in red "Hand Stouffer Painted", circa 1906-1914, and in blue "Noritake Nippon" as the manufacturer. There are no cracks, chips or repairs.