16-7/8" Fabulous T & V Limoges France & Osborne Studio of Chicago 1914 Hand Painted Vibrant "Blackberries & Petite Pink Roses" Fruit Decor Tray by 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 is an exceptional and outstanding example of Osborne great work..........a vintage large fruit & floral decor Tray decorated on a T & V Limoges France blank.
The gorgeous Osborne Studio hand painted fruit & floral Tray, which measures a very large 16-7/8" long & 5-3/4" wide, has been superbly decorated with large & lifelike "Blackberries & Petite Pink Roses", on stem & leaf, against a background of heavy shadow leafing and superb background colors of cream, very light cream yellow, light cream lavender, and light cream burnt orange. The fruit & floral center has been surrounded and accented by a 5/8" of brilliant fire gold with two large cut out handles at each end. The combination of the outstanding artwork and the bright fire gold gives the beautiful Tray an outstanding presence.
The attractive Osborne Studio hand painted "Blackberries & Petite Pink Roses" Tray is in excellent condition and totally free of chips, cracks, or other damage with the brilliant gold close to pristine with barely a hint of wear.
The charming vintage 1914 "Blackberries & Petite Pink Roses" Tray displays an early "T & V Limoges France" mark and has been signed by the Studio founder, Asbjorn "Osborne".
The wonderful vintage "Blackberries & Petite Pink Roses" Trays shows exceptionally well and is perfect for a counter or display table.
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