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 1903-1905, is decorated, top and bottom, with pastel pink apple blossoms with shaded green and brown leaves against a mottled background of deep pink. The remaining background is mottled steel blue and white. The smooth rim is decorated with gold and a scrolled, ribbon on gold extends over the floral areas.
The plate measures 8 1/2" across and is stamped "T&V - Limoges - France", circa 1892-1907. It is marked with the Pickard Mark #4, brown decal, circa 1903-1905, which was used at the Carriage Barn Studio. The plate is not artist signed. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; several minor gold scuffs. Beautiful impressionistic designed floral plate.