Fabulous 1919 B & Co. Limoges France & Pickard Studio of Chicago Colorful "Encrusted Fruits" Tall 8-5/8" Cider Pitcher by the Listed 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 also 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 fabulous example of Klipphahn's outstanding work; a beautiful hand painted Cider Pitcher, which measures a tall 8-5/8" tall & 8-1/2" long from outer handle to outer spout. The attractive Pitcher displays the intricate "Encrusted Fruits" decor. The outstanding use of colors, intricate and detail artwork, and superb presentation are all examples of a master decorator at work...........and Maxwell Rean Klipphahn was one of the very best.
The gorgeous Pickard "Encrusted Fruits" Cider Pitcher is in excellent condition and totally free of chips, cracks, or other damage with the extensive gilded fire gold nearly pristine....with a tiny hint of wear.
The exquisite "Encrusted Fruits" Cider Pitcher displays a double mark;
"B & Co. Limoges France" & Pickard Studio of Chicago Mark # 9, which was used from 1919-1922.
The beautiful Pickard "Encrusted Fruits" Cider Pitcher is an outstanding show piece and will make an outstanding display piece virtually anywhere in your home.
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