Spectacular Julius Brauer Studio of Chicago 1905 Hand Painted "Italian Rose Garden" 11-1/4" Flared Floral Tankard by Listed Artist, "Julius Brauer"
The Julius H. Brauer China Decorating Studio opened its doors in Chicago in 1903. Brauer started his illustrious career as one of the Pickard Studios earliest artist and worked for that Studio from 1898-1903. Within a few years the Julius Brauer Studios became one of Pickard's biggest competitors, not only in Chicago, but throughout the country. Over the course of time that the Studio operated [1903-1926] some 23 different artist worked for him including eleven  former Pickard Artist. The Studio was tremendously popular putting out many variety of floral items, as well as Portrait, Scenic, and Animal decorated pieces. Alan Reed in his Pickard Collectors Book has an extensive section with 10 pages of history and photos of this outstanding Studio and fine examples of this great Artist works.
Fresh from an old Chicago Estate is this beautiful example of s "Italian Rose Garden" Tankard and appears to be a variation of the popular Pickard "Italian Garden" Scene.
The gorgeous Brauer hand painted Floral Tankard, which measures 11-1/4" tall, 7-1/2" wide from outer spout to outer handle, a 4-1/2" wide top, a 6-1/2" base, with an extra large handle, has been elaborately decorated, on all sides, with an intricate "Italian Rose Garden" theme. Rich and heavy brilliant fire gold graces the large handle, 1-1/4" of gold at the outer top portion of the Tankard, 1-1/4 of gold at the base, the underside, and 5/8" gold in the inner rim. The exceptional hand painted Tankard flares down from the top rim to a large base and has an additional flared Spout.
The attractive Brauer Studio hand painted "Italian Rose Garden" Tankard is in excellent condition and totally free of chips, cracks, or other damage with the gold near Pristine.
The superb hand painted "Italian Rose Garden" Tankard displays a "Julius Brauer" double signature on two different sides of the Tankard and displays an early Julius Brauer Mark, first used in 1905.
The exquisite Julius Brauer Studio of Chicago 1905 Hand Painted "Italian Rose Garden" 11-1/4" Flared Floral Tankard shops and displays exceptionally well.
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