Wonderful J.H. Stouffer Decorating Studio 1900's Hand Painted "Gold Water Lilies" 9-3/4" Floral Vase by Listed Studio Artist, "Arnold Rhodes"
Beautifully decorated in the Chicago Studio of J.H. Stouffer comes this beautiful hand painted Floral Vase, circa 1938, by the well known and listed Stouffer & Pickard Artist, "Arnold Rhodes"
Born in England in 1891, Arnold Rhodes emigrated to the States as an 18 year old in 1909. He originally lived with his brother- In-law, Pickard Artist, Edward Challinor….who at the time worked for one of Pickard Studio major competitors; Julius Brauer Studio of Chicago. Challinor got young Arnold his 1st job as an artist at the Brauer Studio. Rhodes developed extensive experience working for some of Chicago’s best decorating Studios including Osborne, Stouffer, Tolpin, and Pickard [twice]. Additionally, over the years Rhodes did a considerable amount of freelancing in Chicago Suburb; Downers Grove. Rhodes works are fairly diversified with most of it being floral, however, he was well known for his scenic and a few Animal pieces. Once retired he was commissioned by the famous Bailey, Banks, & Biddle of Philadelphia to do some top of the line Scenic Service Plates. Alan Reed’s Pickard Collectors Book has numerous photographic examples of his fine works.
This is a fine example of Rhodes outstanding work; a beautiful Art Nouveau style Vase displaying Water Lilies in gold [most likely 24K Gold]. Note how Rhodes used black decor to outline and enhance the Floral presentation,. Every side of the 9-3/4" Vase has been decorated....from the 3-1/2" flared gilded top to the flared 4-3/4" base.
The beautiful Stouffer "Water Lily" Vase is in excellent condition and is totally free of chips, cracks, or other damage with the gold being nearly pristine with only hints of minor wear.
The attractive "Gold Water Lilies" Vase displays Stouffer Mark # 13, which was first used in 1938. Near the base is the Artist signature; "A. Rhodes"
The gorgeous "Gold Water Lilies" Vase shows and displays exceptionally well.
Please feel free to ask questions.
Specializing: RS Prussia, Limoges, Pickard, Shaving Mugs, Children Dishes,& Royal Bayreuth Porcelain
LA Bazaar has sold fine porcelain for over 26 years. We offer a fine selection of vintage porcelain and handpainted pieces.