Gorgeous Limoges France 1907 Hand Painted "Forget Me Not" 9-1/4" Floral Plate by the Pickard Artist, "Erhardt Seidel"
Wonderfully decorated is this vintage early 1900's Limoges France hand painted Floral Plate by the highly regarded former Pickard Artist, "Erhardt Seidel".
The listed professional China Decorator, Erhardt Seidel, was one of Pickard Studios earliest China Decorator & Artist…having worked for Wilder Pickard from 1896 to 1907. Seidel was extremely talent in a broad area including figural work, fruits, and flowers. Seidel also worked for two other Chicago Decorating Studios, Marmorstein, in which he was initially a partner, & White’s Art Co., prior to opening up his own Studio which he ran from 1907-1909. Alan Reed’s Pickard Collectors Book has an indepth bio on this great artist, as well as many examples of his fine works.
This is a fine example of Seidel's outstanding works..............a beautiful Limoges France hand painted Floral Plate, which measures 9-1/4" wide. The outstanding hand painted Plate has been decorated with lifelike "Forget Me Not" on stem & leaf against a background of shadow leafing and background colors of cream and light powder blue. Heavy & ornate fire gold gilding graces the outside areas of the Plate adding to its beauty.
The beautiful Limoges hand painted "Forget Me Not" Floral Plate is in excellent condition and totally free of chips, cracks, or other damage with the gold being better than excellent with only a hint of wear.
The attractive hand painted "Forget Me Not" Floral Plate displays an early "Limoges France" mark and has been signed by the highly regarded and listed Pickard Artist, Erhardt "Seidel".
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