Attractive T & V Limoges France & France Studio of Chicago 1906 Hand Painted Vibrant "Violets" 10-5/8" Floral Fruit Bowl
Robert W. France was 36 years old when he opened his soon to be famous "France Studio" in Chicago in 1906...a China Decorating Studio that would rival in quality of work the biggest china decorating studios of the era including Pickard, Donath, Brauer, Osborne, and Stouffer. Unlike other artist of the day, Robert France did not sign his work, electing instead to mark or hand letter his hand painted creations as "France Studio"...sometimes "France" and other times "France Studio Chicago". Robert France did employ some great artist during his studio days [1906-16] including former Pickard Artists George Stahl and Harry Griffiths, as well as Elsie Biegs, who later founded the Humboldt Studio and the exceptional artist, Edwarde Heyn. Alan Reed, in his Pickard Collectors Book, has ½ page devoted to this fine early Chicago Decorating Studio and photos of his work.
This is a fine example of Robert France outstanding decorative works..........a beautiful hand painted vibrant "Violets" Fruit Bowl.
The beautiful hand painted Limoges & France Studio hand painted Floral Fruit Bowl, which measures 10-5/8" wide, 3-1/4" tall, a large 33-1/2" around with a top opening of 9-1/2", has been superbly decorated with large and lifelike "Violets" on stem & leaf against a background of shadow leafing & background colors of a very light cream yellow, light cream green, and hints of light cream lavender & yellow green. The top rim & outer rim has been heavily gilded in brilliant fire gold adding to its beauty. Please note that the Violet display, with its exceptional use of colors, is distinctly different than many Violet pieces that you may view.
The gorgeous France Studio & Limoges hand painted "Violets" Floral Fruit Bowl is in excellent condition and totally free of chips, cracks, or other damage with the heavy gilded gold near pristine.
The attractive hand painted "Violets" Floral Fruit Bowl displays a double mark........."T & V Limoges France" and the early 1900's Chicago Studio Mark; "France Studio Chicago".
Wonderful to displays the stunning hand painted Limoges & France Studio "Violets" Floral Fruit Bowl is perfect for a Kitchen Counter or Kitchen Table.
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