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 unique hand painted cabinet plate is named "Scotch", circa 1912, decorated with Scotland Coat of Arms, flowers native to Scotland and a wide border of colorful Scotch Plaid. The rim, coat of arms and other highlights are decorated with gold.
The plate measures 8 5/8" across and is stamped with the Pickard Mark #7, red decal over gold maple leaf, circa 1912-1918. The white-ware blank is unmarked by the manufacturer, only impressed "8101 over 22". Artist signed "Passony" for Arthur Passony who worked for Pickard from 1905-1919 and also also had his own art studio during some of this time period. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint.