Gorgeous Vintage France Studio of Chicago 1900's Hand Painted Vibrant "Red & Pink Roses" 11-3/8" Floral Tankard by "Robert W. France"
Wonderfully decorated is this vintage hand painted France Studio of Chicago early 1900's Floral Tankard.
The hand painted Studio Decorated Tankard was created 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.
The gorgeous France Studio hand painted Tankard, which measures 11-3/8" 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 spout. The artwork and use of colors is just outstanding.
The beautiful France Studio "Roses" Tankard is totally free of chips or nicks but does have a tight hairline [see photo]. The extensive fire gilded gold is very good with typical wear on the top tip of the handle [see photo].
The outstanding hand painted "Red & Pink Roses" Tankard displays a "France Studio of Chicago" mark.
The exquisite and wonderfully decorated "Roses" Tankard shows and displays exceptionally well.
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NOTE: The beautiful hand painted "Roses" Tankard is being SOLD AS IS.
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