Striking 1915 Hand Painted "Forget Me Not" Floral 3-Handle Bon-Bon Dish by Early Listed Chicago Artist, "Elsie Bieg"
Ms. Elsie 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. In 1915 Ms. Bieg open 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 Porcelain Decorating Studio, Pages 263-264.
This is a beautiful example of Ms. Bieg outstanding artwork.........a beautiful hand painted Floral Bon-bon Dish decorated on a Japan Blank.
The gorgeous hand painted Floral Bon-bon Dish, which measures 7-1/8" wide, has been lavishly decorated with large & lifelike "Forget Me Not",
on stem & leaf, against a background of shadow leafing and complimenting background colors of robin blue, very light cream blue, cream, a hint
of light cream yellow, and hints of very light cream pink. The fancy 3-Sided & 3-Handle mold displays cut out handles gilded in bright fire gold.
The beautiful Chicago Decorated 1915 hand painted "Forget Me Not" Bon-bon Dish is in excellent condition as is the gold.
The attractive 1915 Hand Painted "Forget Me Not" Floral 3-Handle Bon-Bon Dish has been decorated on a Japanese Blank & has been
signed by the listed Artist, "E. W. Bieg"
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NOTE: All photos were shot outside in early morning Natural Lighting where the colors are brighter and sharper in appearance.