Gorgeous Rosenthal Selb Bavaria & Pickard Studio of Chicago 1930 Set of 6 "Wild Flowers" Lunch Plates by Listed Artist, "Maxwell Rean Klipphahn"
Beautifully decorated on Rosenthal Bavaria blanks is this fabulous Pickard Studio of Chicago Set of "Wild Flowers" hand painted Luncheon Plates by Studio Artist, "Maxwell Rean Klipphahn".
Maxwell Rean Klipphahn, was one of the early Pickard Studio decorators having started with the Chicago company in 1898. Wilder Pickard recruited Klipphahn from a pottery company in Trenton, NJ. Klipphahn was to lead a long illustrious becoming one of Pickard’s most accomplished Artist. Klipphahn was an expert in fruits and flowers in the naturalistic, stylized, and conventionalized formats. He created numerous floral designs throughout his career.
On the side, Klipphahn ran his own Decorating Studio from 1915-17, but always seem to return to Pickard when they beckon. Somewhere between 1911-1919, Klipphahn worked for the Wight Art Studio along with former Pickard Artist, Phillip Wight and Howard Reury. During his time at the Wight Art Studio, Klipphahn used his initials on his artwork and creations; “M.K.” His Pickard decorating career ran from about 1898 to 1930, non-continuously, and usually used his middle name, Rean, for his signature versus his initials.
Alan Reed, in his Pickard Collecting Book, has both a bio and over a dozen photo examples of his outstanding work.
This is a fine Set of 6 hand painted Pickard Studio Floral Luncheon Plates. The beautiful Set of 6 each measure 7-3/4" wide and has been superbly decorated with a chain of colorful "Wild Flowers" outlined in heavy and etched gilded gold.
The beautiful Set of 6 Pickard "Wild Flowers" are in very good condition and totally free of chips, cracks, or other damage with the gold closer to pristine than to excellent.
The "Wild Flowers" Set of 6 Plates display a double mark...."Rosenthal Selb Bavaria" and "Pickard"....Mark # 14, used between 1930-38. Most of the "Wild Flower" Plates are either signed "Rean" or "Klipp".
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Note: There are two  Sets of 6 Pickard Plates being offered separately.
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