Jacob H. Stouffer was born in Adeline, Illinois. He opened his decorating studio in Chicago in 1905 which continued until 1952. The high period of Stouffer hand painted china appears to have spanned the years from 1905 to 1925. During this time the company employed some of the best decorators of that era.
This Beautiful hand painted cabinet/serving plate, circa 1920-1924, is decorated with a fall season currants motif. Red, ripe currants are nestled among variegated autumn shades of blue, creamy yellow, tan, brown and green. Blossoms in shades of white, pink and light blue peak out from behind the foliage. indicating there is more berries to come. The background is a beautiful pastel yellow fading into shades of blue, peach and magenta. The handles and rim of the plate is decorated with gold. The plate measures 9 3/4" from handle-to-handle and 9 1/2" across. It is stamped with the Stouffer mark #10 in red, "Stouffer - Studio". The white-ware blank is unmarked. There are no cracks, chips or repairs. The decorating is stunning and the colors vibrant. A great plate for serving or decor.
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