Outstanding Vintage France Studio of Chicago 1900's Hand Painted Vibrant "Red & Pink Roses" 12-5/8" Floral Tankard by Listed Artist, "Edward Heyn"
Wonderfully decorated is this vintage hand painted France Studio of Chicago early 1900's Floral Tankard.
The beautiful Studio decorated hand painted Floral Tankard was decorated by the talented and listed Artist, "Edward Heyn". Edward Heyn was a successful Chicago China Decorator in the early part of the 1900’s running his own listed Decorating Studio from 1902—1921, while also working for several of the other Chicago Studios including the France Studio of Chicago.
His outstanding artwork competed with the great Masters working for some of the great China Decorating Studios of the time including Pickard, Brauer, Donath, Osborne, and Stouffer. The high quality of his work was endearing and rivaled some of the best Artist of the day. He is listed in Alan Reed’s Pickard Collectors Book.
The hand painted Studio Decorated Tankard was decorated at the France Studio of Chicago just after the turn of 1900. Robert W. France was 36 years old when he opened his soon to be famous "France Studio" in Chicago in 1906...a China Decorating Studio that would rival in quality of work the biggest china decorating studios of the era including Pickard, Donath, Brauer, Osborne, and Stouffer. Unlike other artist of the day, Robert France did not sign his work, electing instead to mark or hand letter his hand painted creations as "France Studio"...sometimes "France" and other times "France Studio Chicago". Robert France did employ some great artist during his studio days [1906-16] including former Pickard Artists George Stahl and Harry Griffiths, as well as Elsie Biegs, who later founded the Humboldt Studio and the exceptional artist, Edward Heyn. Alan Reed, in his Pickard Collectors Book has ½ page devoted to this fine early Chicago Decorating Studio and photos of his work.
It is indeed rare to find a France Studio decorated piece signed by one of his Master Decorators.....in this case the very talented, "Edward Heyn".
The gorgeous France Studio hand painted Tankard, which measures 12-5/8" tall, has been lavishly decorated on both sides with large & lifelike "Red & Pink Roses" on stem and leaf against a background of shadow leafing & background colors of cream yellow, cream to forest green, & light cream burnt orange brown. Heavy fire gold gilding covers the top rim, handle and several areas of the base.
The beautiful France Studio "Roses" Tankard is in excellent condition and totally free of chips, cracks, or other damage with very light faint and fine crazing throughout. Some light staining is inside the Tankard. The heavy fire gold gilding is near mint with only small hints of wear.
The outstanding hand painted "Red & Pink Roses" Tankard displays a "France Studio of Chicago" mark & has been signed by the well known and listed Chicago Artist, "Edward Heyn".
The exquisite and wonderfully decorated "Roses" Tankard shows and displays exceptionally well.
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