Attractive Pickard Studio of Chicago 1912 Hand Painted "Deserted Garden" 7-3/8" Handle & Footed Bowl by the Listed Artist, "Curtis Marker"
The well known Chicago Decorator, Curtis Marker, was only 23 years old when he went to work as a China Decorator for the greatest decorating house of the era, Pickard Studio of Chicago. Marker had a long tenure at Pickard, working for them several different times from 1905—1930. In between, Marker help open up the International Art Studio [1910-11] with two other Pickard Artist, Alfred Keates & Edward Gibson.
Marker was known for his high quality china decorating including his CALA LILY, ITALIAN GARDEN, YOSIMITE FALLS, WILDWOOD, and HAWTHORNE. Few Pickard Artist or competing Studios did better decorating than Marker’s “ROSELAND” and “DESERTED GARDEN” designs.
Several biography about the great Curtis Marker can be found in Alan Reed’s Pickard Collectors Book as well as numerous photographic examples of his outstanding works.
This is a fine example of Marker's outstanding work; a beautiful hand painted Fruit Decor handle and footed Bowl.
The beautiful Pickard hand painted Bowl, which measures 7-3/8" wide from outer handle to outer handle & 2" tall, has been decorated with the popular "Deserted Garden" decor. Two fancy looped & gilded gold handles, a gilded top rim and inner rim, and 3 fancy ball footed & gilded feet adds to the beauty of this outstanding art creation.
The gorgeous Pickard "Deserted Garden" Bowl is in excellent condition and totally free of chips, cracks, or other damage with the gold between excellent and pristine.
The attractive hand painted "Deserted Garden" Bowl displays an early Pickard Mark # 7, which was used from 1912--1918. Curtis "Marker" has signed the interior of the Bowl.
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Two matching "Deserted Garden" Bowls, that came from the same Estate, are available. Both Bowls have the Pickard mark, but only one Bowl is signed by the Artist. The asking price is for each Bowl separately.
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