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 gorgeous bowl is the 'Walled Garden' scenic pattern, is executed in a vellum finish. It portrays a beautiful panorama of a tall tan stone garden wall with a variety of colorful blooming bushes and flowers in the foreground in soft shades of yellow, purple, lavender, pink, white and red. In the background are images of trees and shrubbery against an overcast sky in shades lavender. The gently scalloped edge and handles are decorated with gold.
The bowl measures 7 3/8" across from handle-to-handle and does not display the makers mark which is probably obscured by the Pickard Mark #7, circa 1912-1918, black decal stamp over a gold maple leaf. It is not signed by the artist. There are no cracks, chips, or repairs; the gold is bright and colors vivid. A wonderful piece in a scarce pattern.