Beautiful O.E. & G Royal Austria 1900's Hand Painted "Forget Me Not" Floral Sugar Shaker by Pickard Artist, "Carl Koenig"
Carl Koenig was probably the most prolific China Decorator of the 20th Century. Koenig was 24 when he started decorating in 1905 for the most prestigous China Studio in America, Pickard Studio of Chicago. Koenig was well known for his fruits and floral rendering. After leaving Pickard in 1912, Koenig did stints at two of Chicago other elite studios; Julius Brauer Studio and the Edward Donath Studios. Koenig opened his own China Decorating Studio on the near north side of Chicago in 1915....and operated for 50+ years to at least 1966 and possibly until 1969. Though suffering through the two World Wars, the Great Depression, and two additional wars before his death, he was remarkable in continuing to find outlets for his outstanding works. No known listed China Decorator had more longevity than Carl Koenig. The Pickard Collectors Book by Alan Reed has extensive information and a bio on Koenig, as well as many examples of his fine works.
This is an outstanding example of Carl Koenig wonderful work.........a vintage O.E. & G. Royal Austria hand painted Floral Sugar Shaker.
The attractive Royal Austria hand painted Floral Sugar Shaker, which measures 4-3/8" tall, has been lavishly decorated, on all sides, with large & lifelike "Forget Me Not", on stem & leaf, against a background of shadow leafing and background colors of cream, light cream powder blue, and some light cream burnt orange. The flared top has been gilded in bright fire gold adding to the Shaker's beauty.
The wonderful vintage Royal Austria hand painted Floral Sugar Shaker is in excellent condition and totally free of chips, cracks, or other damage with the gold being near pristine.
The beautiful vintage hand painted "Forget Me Not" Floral Sugar Shaker displays an early "O.E. & G. Royal Austria" mark and has been signed by the listed Pickard Artist, Carl "C. Koenig".
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NOTE: Only the Forget Me Not Sugar Shaker is being offer. The hand painted Roses Sugar Shaker can also be found in my Ruby Lane Shop.
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