Beautiful Bavaria 1900's Hand Painted "Blackberry" 7-5/8" Plate by Pickard Artist, "H.Tolley"
Harry Tolley was one of Wilder Pickard's early Studio Artist, working for the Studio from 1903 to 1912. Pickard had pooled together some of the best porcelain painters of the day to launch his world famous Pickard Studio of Chicago. Tolly was extremely versatile as an Artist and worked well from naturalistic to stylized to conventionalized floral subjects. His work was always of the highest quality and established whole new lines of décor for the Studio.
Like many of the early Studio Artist, Tolley moonlighted on the side to make extra income. This is a fine example of Tolley's work.......a beautiful, unmarked Bavaria, early 1900's Hand Painted Fruit Décor Plate.
The attractive Fruit Décor Plate measures 7-5/8" wide and has been exceptionally decorated with lifelike "Blackberries"on stem and leaf against a background of shadow leafing and background colors of cream, light cream green, and a light pale cream blue. Heavy gold gilding, outlined in red, graces the outside of the beautiful Plate.
The "Blackberry" Plate is in good condition and totally free of chips, cracks, or other damage with minor wear.
The "Blackberry" Plate has been signed by the Pickard Artist, "H. Tolley".
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