Beautiful Bavaria Vintage 1900's Hand Painted "Apple Blossom" 10-1/2" Plate by the Pickard Artist, "M. Rost LeRoy"
The Artist, M.Rost LeRoy worked for the Pickard Studio from 1898-1905. LeRoy was a prolific producer of a wide variety of traditional subjects that included cherry sprays, strawberry sprays, apple blossoms, gooseberries, and of course Roses. His compositions were unusual with dark backgrounds, and embellished gold borders with raised paste, which were some of Pickard’s very best in this style. In 1906 LeRoy went to work for the E.W. Donath Studio, one of Pickard Studios chief rivals. Through much of his career LeRoy would sign his hand painted creation with both his middle name of "Rost" and sometimes with just his last name of "LeRoy". A bio on M.Rost LeRoy can be found in Alan Reed’s Pickard Collectors Book. The Pickard Book also has more than ½ dozen examples of his fine creation.
This is a fine example of LeRoy's hand painted "Apple Blossom" decor on a Bavaria blank circa, 1905-1910.
The beautiful Bavaria hand painted Plate, which measures 10-1/2" wide from outer handle to outer handle, has been superbly decorated with large and lifelike "Apple Blossoms" on stem and leaf against a background of shadow leafing and background colors of cream, cream powder blue, and cream burnt orange. A heavy gilded gold outer border and gilded gold handles add greatly to the beauty of this outstanding creation.
The attractive Bavaria "Apple Blossom" Plate is in very good condition and totally free of chips, cracks, or other damage.....with the heavy gilded gold better than excellent and near pristine.
As an added bonus a matching hand painted "Apple Blossom" 10" Bowl, also decorated by "M. Rost LeRoy", with a very fine glaze line is being added in for FREE.
Both the "Apple Blossom" Plate & Bowl display an early "Bavaria" mark and has been signed by the Pickard Artist, "M. Rost" LeRoy.
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