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Spectacular 1900's Hand Painted "Lion & Lioness" 17-1/2" Vase by the Pickard Artist, "Adolph Heidrich"
Adolph Heidrich was an outstanding 19th century listed Chicago China Decorator. Alan Reed, the author of the Pickard China Collectors Book, believed that Heidrich possibly decorated for the Chicago Pickard Decorating Studio in and about 1903--1910. Heidrich was well known for his animal and monk pieces including Dogs, Deer, Elk, Moose, and Lions. Heidrich also decorated for the Edward Donath Studio in the early years of the 20th Century. Some of his outstanding works can be seen on P. 258 and 259 of Reed's Pickard Collectors Book.
In 1915 Heidrich opened up his own decorating studio...having learned his art talent from his well known artist father Anton. Very few of Heidrich's pieces ever surface and are eagerly sought after by collectors. Alan Reed has a two page section in his book [P.262-263] on the A.Heidrich Studio which operated from 1915--1922.
This is one of Heidrich's finest examples; a large 17-1/2" Vase depicting a "Lion and Lioness" under a moon and star laden sky in a remote cliffs area. In the distance are several Indian teepees with a large camp fire. The Vase has much detail and has virtually been entirely decorated from end to end. The quality of Heidrich's work and great use of colors make this a much desired piece by Pickard and Heidrich collectors.
The Vase is in excellent condition and totally damage free. There is some wear on each handle, specifically in those areas[handle sides]where one would pick up the Vase. My outdoor deck shots do not show the wear. Most of the gilded gold is in excellent condition, except as noted above. Also, there is a glaze skip on one of the handles.
Please feel free to ask for specific photos showing the handles.
Heidrich boldly signed the Vase "A.Heidrich" as can be seen in one of my photos. The Vase is an unmarked blank....but most likely either a Bavaria, Austrian, or Limoges factory blank.
The extraordinary large Vase has great presence and will be a show piece where ever she is displayed. Currently, she is the center of attention on my gold oak fireplace mantel in my dining room.
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Larry Bazaar, Elk Grove Village, IL
Specializing: RS Prussia, Limoges, Pickard, Shaving Mugs, Children Dishes,& Royal Bayreuth Porcelain
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