Spectacular Pickard Studio of Chicago 1900's Hand Painted Vibrant "Red, Pink, & White Roses" Floral Footed Jardiniere With Gilded Swan Handles by Listed Artist, "Joseph Blaha"
Wonderfully decorated, on a Limoges blank, is this wonderful eye-popping hand painted Pickard Studio of Chicago, circa early 1900, Floral Footed Jardiniere or Ferner by Pickard Artist, "Joseph Blaha".
The Artist, Joseph Blaha, was one of Pickard Studio's earliest decorators, working for the world famous Studio from 1898--1903 & 1912--1918. Blaha was an expert in florals, rococo scrolls, and elaborate, well-executed borders. Red Currants, Gooseberries, Violets, and Roses were among his frequent subjects. After his career at Pickard, Blaha worked as a Freelancer and later worked for both J.H. Stouffer Co. & Osborne Studio. In his Pickard Collectors Book, Alan Reed, has both a bio and several wonderful examples of Blaha's outstanding works including a outstanding Roses piece on P. 104, Plate 35.
This stunning hand painted Pickard Studio creation, which measures 10-1/2" wide from outer handle to outer handle, 6" tall, 27-1/2" around, 8-3/4" wide, with a 7" opening, has been wonderfully decorated with large & vibrant "Red, Pink, & White Roses" against a background of extensive shadow leafing and background colors of shades of green, cream, very light cream yellow, light cream brown, and a light cream red-brown. Brilliant fire gold, outlined in raised scroll gold, grace the top of this incredible art piece. Two very large looped Swan style handles, gilded in brilliant fire gold, grace the sides of this beauty. Four  fancy & flared heavy gold feet just adds to the overall quality of the Jardiniere.
The beautiful Pickard Studio hand painted "Roses" Jardiniere is in excellent condition and totally free of chips, cracks, or other damage with the heavy extensive, & brilliant fire gold décor nearly pristine throughout.
The gorgeous Hand Painted Vibrant "Red, Pink, & White Roses" Floral Footed Jardiniere With Gilded Swan Handles displays an early Pickard Studio mark and has been signed by the Artist, "J. [Joseph] Blaha".
This outstanding Pickard Studio "Roses" Jardiniere is an extreme standout piece and is perfect for a counter, coffee table, vanity, or dresser.
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