Outstanding 17-1/2" Czechoslovakia 1920's Hand Painted Scenic "Lady Petting A Swan" Covered 24 Karat Urn by the Pickard 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 an outstanding example of Artist, "Maxwell Rean Klipphahn" fine work; a beautiful and massive Czechoslovakia Victoria China 1920's hand painted Scenic Urn.
The beautiful Czech hand painted Scenic Urn, which measures a massive 17-1/2" tall, an incredible 29" around, and about 9-1/4" wide, has been superbly decorated with a Victorian Woman, in a lushes Garden, and in a wading pool petting a Swan. The love God, Cupid, is shown partially hiding behind a Pillar. The entire Scenic Urn is cover from top to bottom in hand decorated 24 Karat Gold....with an intricate and detail design of Daisies and Pansies. Deep red accenting graces the Urn lid, upper body, and base area.
The stunning looking Czech hand painted Scenic Urn is in excellent condition and totally free of chips, cracks, or other damage with some light gold wear.
The beautiful Scenic "Lady Petting A Swan" Cover Urn displays a 1920's "Victorian China Czechoslovakia" mark as well as a 2nd mark; "Hand Decorated 24 Karat Gold". The Scenic Urn has been signed "REAN".
The exquisite looking Scenic Urn Czech Urn has great presence and shows exceptionally well.
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NOTE: Please excuse my flash back and photo glare, as the Urn looks exceptionally better than any of my photos.
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