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 large open compote on standard is the Rose & Daisy pattern in the all-over-gold finish, which was made popular by the Pickard Company as well as other Chicago decorating studios. The bowl is divided into five panels plus base which are decorated with the rose & daisy pattern, separated by plain gold borders, The exterior of the bowl is also plain gold, while the standard incorporates the rose & daisy motif with plain gold border. The gold back-stamp "Pickard China - Made in U.S.A,. - 950" was first used in 1938. The compote measures 10" across and 5 1/4" in height. There are no cracks, chip, repairs or gold wear; it was probably never used or very seldom, Lovely and impressive piece.