Superb & Outstanding Pickard Studio of Chicago 1918 Hand Painted "Deserted Garden" 7-1/4" Vase by the Well Known Listed Artist, "Curtis Marker"
The well known Chicago Decorator, Curtis Marker, was only 23 years old when he went to work as a China Decorator for the greatest decorating house of the era, Pickard Studio of Chicago. Marker had a long tenure at Pickard, working for them several different times from 1905—1930. In between, Marker help open up the International Art Studio [1910-11] with two other Pickard Artist, Alfred Keates & Edward Gibson. Marker was known for his high quality china decorating including his CALA LILY, ITALIAN GARDEN, YOSIMITE FALLS, WILDWOOD, and HAWTHORNE. Few Pickard Artist or competing Studios did better decorating than Marker's "ROSELAND" and "DESERTED GARDEN" designs. Several bios about the great Curtis Marker can be found in Alan Reed's Pickard Collectors Book.
This is an outstanding Pickard Studio of Chicago 1918 hand painted Fruit décor Vase.
The beautiful hand painted Pickard Vase, which measures 7-1/4" tall & 14-1/2" around has been decorated in the desirable "Deserted Garden" design. Look closely at all the photos and the details showing a variety of fruit including Strawberries, Purple Grapes, & Plums. The intricate and superb design has been set against a heavy all gilded gold background. The outstanding artwork, wonderful use of color, and superb presentation are all the earmarks of a Master Decorator......and no Artist did the "DESERTED GARDEN" design better than Pickard Artist, "Curtis Marker".
The beautiful Pickard "Deserted Garden" Vase is in excellent condition and totally free of chips, racks, or other damage with the extensive heavy gold being between excellent and pristine....with only a tiny hint of wear.
The extraordinary Pickard Vase displays the Studio Mark # 8, which was used from 1918-1919. The Artist Curtis "Marker" has signed the beautiful creation.
The outstanding "Deserted Garden" Vase shows and displays exceptionally well.
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