Spectacular & Scarce JC Bavaria & Osborne Studio of Chicago 1914 Hand Painted Magnificent "Lion" 10" Scenic Plate by the listed Artist, "Asbjorn Osborne"
Osborne Studio started in 1914 in Chicago by founder, Asbjorn Osborne, and soon became one of the top China decorating studios in Chicago, as well as in America. They competed with the best china decorating studios of the day including Pickard, Brauer, Donath, and Stouffer, as well as hundreds of other smaller professional studios. Asbjorn Osborne, as well as some former Pickard Studio Artist, did much of the Studio decorating. A complete section on the Osborne Art Studio can be found in Reed's Pickard Collectors Book and covers Pages 269--275. Many fine photo examples of Osborne Studio works can be found in the book including several similar pieces by Osborne and the Pickard Studio.
This very scarce example, by the Osborne Studio of Chicago, epitomizes Asbjorn Osborne outstanding art & creative work that has typified this great decorating studio for over 100 years.
The stunning Bavaria & Osborne Studio Lion Scenic Plate , which measures a 10" wide, has been wonderfully decorated displaying the King of Beast majestically laying down with his head held high with a full frontal rendering.. The realistic artwork of Osborne is some of the best I have seen dealing with "Lion" pieces! Osborne has used shades of brown with some red brown to display and enhance his lifelike presentation. A heavy fire gold band, which is outlined in black, graces the outer rim adding richness to the wonderful presentation, as does the very soft light purple/lavender background.. Please note that the superb & imposing "Lion" rendering takes up the entire front of the Plate.
The outstanding Limoges & Osborne Studio hand painted "Lion" Plate is in exceptional condition and totally free of chips, cracks, or there damage with the heavy gilded gold nearly pristine. Please excuse the white specks shown in some of my photos........as they are not there.
The wonderful hand painted lifelike "Lion" Plate displays an early "JC Bavaria" mark and has been signed by the Artist, Asbjorn "Osborne", the founder of the early 1900's Chicago Decorating Studio that bears his name.
The attractive Osborne Studio hand painted "Lion" Plate has tremendous presence and eye appeal.
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