Large 17" Bavaria 1900's Hand Painted "Red & Pink Roses" Floral Tray by the Listed Artist, "Elsie Big"
Artist, Elsie W. Bieg
Ms. Elsie W. Bieg like many of the great Porcelain Decorators of the early 1900’s started her career at one of Chicago’s major Decorating Studios; Frances Studio. By 1915 Ms. Bieg opened up her own Chicago China Decorating Studio on the northside of Chicago, called Humboldt Art Studio. The Studio operated from 1915-1928 with the large majority of her creations being Floral & Fruit renderings. Many of her creations were almost exact emulations of popular Pickard creations. To capitalize on her Studio success, Ms. Bieg opened up a retail outlet in downtown Chicago on West Madison Street called the “Madison Art & Gift Shop”, which was quite successful. More information on this wonderful early Chicago listed Artist can be found in Alan Reed’s Pickard Collectors Book including ½ Page dedicated to her Humboldt Art Porcelain Decorating Studio, Pages 263-264.
This is a fine example of Ms. Bieg's wonderful artwork; a beautiful & large Bavaria hand painted Floral Tray. The gorgeous hand painted Tray, which measures 17" long, 10-1/2" wide & 1" tall at the Handles, has been lavishly decorated with large "Red & Pink Roses" on stem & leaf against a background of shadow leafing and background colors of cream, very light cream yellow, very light cream green, very light blue-green, light lavender, red, & light cream brown. A heavy 1/2" bright gilded gold graces the outer rim & the large & prominent cut-out handles. Additionally, gold outlining can be found in the Trays design.
The beautiful Bavaria hand painted "Red & Pink Roses" Tray is in excellent condition and totally free of chips, cracks, or other damage with the heavy fire gold between excellent & pristine with only a hint of wear.
The gorgeous "Red & Pink Roses" 17" hand painted Floral Tray displays an early "Bavaria" mark & has been signed by listed Chicago Artist, "E.W. Big".
The attractive Roses Tray is perfect for a Vanity, Bath, Dresser, table or counter.
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NOTE; All photos were shot, outside, in natural lighting in several locations & against a white background & a dark/black background giving the pictures either a lighter OR darker appearance.
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