Gorgeous MR France & Whites Art Co. 1914 Hand Painted "Pink Poppy" 7-1/2" 3-Legged Floral Vase by the Artist, "P.C."
Gorgeous & stunning is this vintage MR France & Whites Art Co. of Chicago 1914 hand painted Floral Vase.
The Chicago Studio; "White's Art Co". was in business from 1914--1923. During the era it produced hand painted Porcelain pieces that matched the great studios of the day including Pickard, Brauer, Donath, Osborne, and Stouffer. The Studio, which was run by the White's family, had their studio in downtown Chicago at 201 Ontario Street and was known to employ a number of former Pickard and other major Chicago Studio Artist. For more information see the extensive section on the Studio [P.301-304] in Reed's Pickard Collectors Book. Four pages of colorful photograph are displayed.
The beautiful Floral Vase is an excellent example of the outstanding works produced by the Whites Art Co. of Chicago. The attractive hand painted Floral Vase, which measures 7-1/2" tall, has been wonderfully decorated on three sides of the Vase with large "Pink Poppies" on leaf & stem against background colors of cream and light cream burnt orange. The outstanding Vase sits of three  flared all gilded gold legs with a Lion's Head at the top and Lion's Paws at the base. The three legs sits on a fancy 3-sided all gilded gold base. Additionally, the flared top rim has heavy gilded gold radiating well into the base and the inner throat. The combination of the heavy fire gold and the beautiful floral artwork is breath taking.
The gorgeous MR France & Whites Art Co. "Pink Poppy" Floral Vase is in excellent condition and is totally free of chips, cracks, or other damage with the exception of a small circular insignificant scrape that can be seen on the underside of the last photo. The heavy fire gold is between excellent and pristine throughout.
The exquisite "Pink Poppy" Floral Vase displays a double mark; "MR France" & "Whites Art Co., Chicago, Hand Painted". The beautiful "Pink Poppy" Vase has been signed by the Artist, "P.C.".
The outstanding Whites Art Co. "Pink Poppy" Vase is a stunner..............and shows exceptionally well.
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