Beautiful Pickard Studio of Chicago 1912 Hand Painted "Deserted Garden" 6" Fruit Cider Pitcher by Listed Artist, "Max Klipphahn"
Artist, Max [REAN] Klipphahn
Maxwell Rean Klipphahn, was one of the earliest Pickard Studio decorators having started with the Chicago company in 1898. Wilder Pickard recruited Klipphahn from a pottery company in Trenton, NJ. Klipphahn was to lead a long illustrious becoming one of Pickard’s most accomplished Artist. Klipphahn was an expert in fruits and flowers in the naturalistic, stylized, and conventionalized formats. He created numerous floral designs throughout his career. On the side, Klipphahn ran his own Decorating Studio from 1915-17, but always seem to return to Pickard when they beckon. Somewhere between 1911-1919, Klipphahn worked for the Wight Art Studio along with former Pickard Artist, Phillip Wight and Howard Reury. During his time at the Wight Art Studio, Klipphahn used his initials on his artwork and creations; “M.K.” His Pickard decorating career ran from about 1898 to 1930, non-continuously, and usually used his middle name, Rean, for his signature versus his initials. Alan Reed, in his Pickard Collecting Book, has both a bio and over a dozen photo examples of his outstanding work.
This fine example, by Artist, Max Klipphahn, is of a hand painted Fruit decor Cider Pitcher, which measures 6" tall & about 8-3/4" long, The beautiful Cider Pitcher has been decorated in the popular "Deserted Garden" theme and displays "Raspberries, Plums, and Grapes" against a scenic meadow background. Heavy fire gold gilding covers the top of the Pitcher going down 1-3/16" and the base measuring over 2". A gilded fire gold handle adds to the beauty of the gorgeous Cider Pitcher. The wonderful combination of exceptional artwork, use of colors, and the abundance of gilded gold makes this beautiful piece of Art a masterpiece by a Master Decorator.
The gorgeous Pickard Studio hand painted "Deserted Garden" Cider Pitcher is in excellent condition and totally free of chips, cracks, or other damage with the heavy and extensive gilded gold nearly pristine.
The attractive "Deserted Garden" Cider Pitcher displays Pickard Mark # 7, which was used between 1912--1918. The Cider Pitcher has been signed "Klipphahn".
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