Magnificent 13" D'Arcy's Studio & AK France 1900's Hand Painted "Purple & Plum Colored Grapes" Scallop Fruit Charger by the Artist, "Bennett"
Wonderfully decorated is this large vintage early 1900's hand painted D'Arcy's Studio & AK France Fruit Decor Charger.
Artist, D’Arcy’s Studio
The D’Arcy’s Studio of Kalamazoo, MI was perhaps the premiere decorating studio in Michigan, as well as the very best in the Midwest outside of the great Chicago Studios, such as Pickard, Donath, Brauer, Osborne, and Stouffer. D’Arcy’s Studio started their decorating business in the early 1900’s and had an array of great Artist, including several from Pickard Studio of Chicago. Artist such as Leon, John Schindler, and Louis Groskopf produced wonderful floral creations that rivaled Chicago’s very best.
The beautiful hand painted fruit Charger, which measures 13" wide, has been exceptionally decorated with several shades of "Purple Grapes" on stem & leaf against a background of shadow leafing and background colors of forest green, several shades of cream green, cream yellow, cream yellow brown, and cream brown. A heavy raised beading encircles the fancy scallop outer rim.
The attractive D'Arcy's Studio hand painted Fruit decor Charger is in excellent condition and totally free of chips, cracks, or other damage.
The gorgeous fruit decor 1900's Hand Painted "Purple & Plum Colored Grapes" Scallop Fruit Charger displays a double mark; the Studio mark of "D'Arcy's Studio" and the Limoges mark; "AK France".
The beautiful "D"Arcy's Studio" Grape Charger shows and displays exceptionally well.
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