Attractive O & E.G. Royal Austria 1900's Hand Painted "Blue Iris" Floral Dresser Box by Pickard Artist, "Carl Koenig"
Wonderfully decorated is this vintage early 1900's O & E.G. Royal Austria hand painted Floral Dresser Box by the Pickard Artist, "Carl Koenig".
Carl Koenig was probably the most prolific China Decorator of the 20th Century. Koenig was 24 when he started decorating in 1905 for the most prestigeous China Studio in America, Pickard Studio of Chicago. Koenig was well known for his fruits and floral rendering. After leaving Pickard in 1912, Koenig did stints at two of Chicago other elite studios; Julius Brauer Studio and the Edward Donath Studios. Koenig opened his own China Decorating Studio on the near north side of Chicago in 1915....and operated for 50+ years to at least 1966 and possibly until 1969. Though suffering through the two World Wars, the Great Depression, and two additional wars before his death, he was remarkable in continuing to find outlets for his outstanding works. No known listed China Decorator had more longevity than Carl Koenig. The Pickard Collectors Book by Alan Reed has extensive information and a bio on Koenig, as well as many examples of his fine works.
This is a fine example of Koenig's outstanding works; a beautiful hand painted Floral Dresser Box on a Royal Austria blank.
The gorgeous hand painted Floral Dresser Box, which measures 2-1/2" long, 2-5/16" wide, & about 2-1/8" tall, has been lavishly decorated with vibrant "Blue Iris" against a light cream yellow background. Heavy fire gilded gold covers a part of the lid adding to the beauty of this outstanding creation.
The outstanding Royal Austria hand painted "Blue Iris" Floral Dresser Box is in excellent condition and totally free of chips, cracks, or other damage with the gold in exceptional condition and only light wear.
The beautiful hand painted "Blue Iris" Floral Dresser Box displays an early "O & E.G. Royal Austria" mark and has been signed by the listed & highly regarded early Pickard Artist, "Carl "Koenig".
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NOTE: The "Blue Iris" matching Perfume Bottle & Hatpin Holder are being Sold separately and are not included.
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