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 beautiful hand painted cabinet plate plate is a quiet country scenic pattern executed in a vellumn finish. It portrays a rural country scene of a quiet stream dotted with water lilies, the shore line with flowering bushes casting their colorful shadows upon the water's surface, a tall leaf laden tree with various size trees and foliage in the background. The color pallet is a combination of soft golden yellow, blue, tan, brown, gray, white and green hues. The border is enhanced with gold trim.
The plate measures 8 1/4" across and does not display the makers mark which is almost completely obscured by the Pickard Mark #7, circa 1912-1918, black decal stamp over a gold maple leaf. The piece in unsigned. There are no cracks, chips, or repairs; the gold is bright and colors beautiful. A wonderful Pickard creation.