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 fabulous hand painted punch cup (there are 4 available), circa 1905-1910, is decorated with clusters of luscious grapes nestled among leaf covered vines. The color pallet in various hues of deep blue, purple, yellow, green, brown, apricot and rose is spectacular. The interior border of the punch cup is decorated with a gold leaf etched design and the pedestal base is adorned with a wide gold border. The pattern is named after the decorator John Anton Coufall who produced outstanding punch bowl sets, pitchers and trays in this motif.
The punch cup measures 3" in height, 3 7/8" across and is stamped in green, "Haviland France", mark used from 1894-1931. It is marked with the Pickard Mark #5, brown decal, circa 1905-1910, which was the first mark used at the Ravenswood Studio. It is signed "A C", for John Anton Coufall who worked for Pickard from 1903 - 1912 and later worked for the Stouffer Studio. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint. There are 4 cups available for sale individually or purchase the set of 4 for $495.00
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