The White's Art Company, Chicago, Illinois, largely a family business of three sisters, Ida, Sarah and Ellen, was started in 1914 and continued until 1923. Identified as "china decorators", the business was largely on the student side and therefore few examples bearing the red triangle mark have survived. They were in competition with the best decorators of the era, Pickard, Stouffer, Brauer, etc. and had several of Pickard's artists work for them for a time.
This gorgeous hand painted cabinet plate, one of the nicest I have seen, is decorated with several leaf covered branches laden with lush ripe purple plums. The center of the plate has a wonderful gold deco design with delicate white and yellow blossoms. The outer edge has a wide gold band. The plate measures 9" across and is stamped with the red triangle mark "White's Art Co. - Chicago - Hand Painted" and the blank is also stamped "Haviland - France" in green. There are no cracks, chips or repairs.
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