Osborne was the only Chicago china artist of any statue to use his first name for his studio, Anglicized from Asbjorn (Norwegian). His career started working for other decorators/wholesalers, until he opened his own studio in 1910. His most prolific years extended into the mid-1920's.
This beautiful Osborne studio vase features a wide scenic band extending around the center of the piece. On the front is portrayed a young Mother, dressed in a sheer white gown, with her nude child sleeping under a somewhat barren tree; I feel this image is a transfer design. The remainder of the scenic decoration is studio painted and consists of a garden floral and tree panorama in shades of green, rose, blue, yellow,purple gray, lavender and white. On the reverse side a stone walk leads to a simple pedestal supporting a sun dial. The top and base portion of the base is adorned in the "Rose & Daisy" AOG pattern; the base, handles and inside of the top opening is smooth plain gold.
The vase measures 8 1/4" in height, 5" across the widest portion, 3 1/4" across the top opening and 3 1/4" across the base. The vase is artist signed in the lower right side on the front; I think it may be "Podlaha". The base holds a scribed signature "Osborne", which was used from 1917-1940. The vase has a makers mark but it is covered by the gold over-lay. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint.
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