Exceptionally Decorated Germany & Burley & Co 1900's Hand Painted "Red Currant" 8-5/8" Pedestal Fruit Bowl
Burley & Co operated in Chicago from 1837--1931. They went through several minor name changes during these many years, taking on the Burley & Co name in 1885. They were, perhaps, the largest importer of fine European blank porcelain in the country and often had their stamp put on by their European seller. The largest and most prestigious decorating studio of the day, Pickard, purchased large quantities of blanks from Burley. Burley would often purchase hand painted Porcelain items from major 1900's China Decorators and then put their own name on them.
This beautiful Pedestal Fruit Bowl, which measures 8-5/8" wide & 2-3/4" tall, has all the earmarks of being decorated by one of Chicago's great early 1900's Decorating Studios.....perhaps by Pickard, Donath, Brauer, Osborne, or Stouffers. The beautiful deep and rich colored bowl displays large life like "Red Currant" on stem and leaf against a background decor including red/brown, creme, and creme lavender. The bowl additional has a heavy gilded outer rim and all gilded 5" wide pedestal base.
The Pedestal Bowl is in excellent condition and totally damage free, while the gold is between excellent and pristine. She is marked "Burley & Co. Made in Germany".
The attractive Pedestal Bowl shows extremely well with its rich, vibrant, and deep colors. She is perfect for a dining room or kitchen table or counter.
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