Gorgeous Bavaria 1900's Hand Painted "Pink & Yellow Roses" 12-3/8" Charger by the Pickard Artist, "Minnie Luken"
Wonderfully decorated is this unusual attractive combination of colors and flowers on an unmarked Bavaria blank Charger by the Pickard Artist, "Minnie Luken".
Minnie Luken was a well known and listed artist during the Golden Era at the height of Chicago’s Porcelain decorating craze. Luken originally opened up her own Decorating Studio, the Luken Art Studios, in 1895, about the time that Wilder Pickard was laying the ground work for his world class Pickard Decorating Studio.
In 1912, Ms. Luken worked for the Pickard Studio creating many floral designs while also continuing to run her own Studio at several Chicago sites between 1895-1926. Ms. Luken is well known for her floral creations, specifically Forget me not, Roses, and Mums. A more in-depth bio of Minnie Luken can be found in Alan Reed’s must Pickard Collectors Book.
The beautiful "Luken" hand painted Charger, which measures 12-3/8" wide, has been superbly decorated with large "Pink & Yellow Roses" on stem and leaf against a background of shadow leafing and background colors of cream, light cream pink, and a gorgeous cream peach.
The "Roses" Charger is in good condition and totally free of chips, cracks, or other damage with the exception of a small insignificant nick on the backside heel of the Charger. [Photo provided upon request].
The gorgeous "Pink & Yellow Roses" Charger has been signed by the listed Pickard Artist, "Minnie Luken"
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