Gorgeous AKD France Limoges & E.W. Donath Studio of Chicago 1900's Hand Painted "Yellow Roses" 8-3/4" Floral Plate by Listed Artist, "M. Rost LeRoy"
Artist, M. Rost LeRoy
The Artist, M.Rost LeRoy worked for the Pickard Studio from 1898-1905. LeRoy was a prolific producer of a wide variety of traditional subjects that included Cherry sprays, strawberry sprays, apple blossoms, gooseberries, and of course Roses. His compositions were unusual with dark backgrounds, and embellished gold borders with raised paste, which were some of Pickard’s very best in this style. In 1906 LeRoy went to work for the E.W. Donath Studio, one of Pickard Studios chief rivals. A bio on M.Rost LeRoy can be found in Alan Reed’s Pickard Collectors Book. The Pickard Book also has more than ½ dozen examples of his fine creation.
Wonderfully decorated is this early 1900's vintage hand painted Floral Plate by the outstanding era decorating studio; E. W. Donath and the well
known listed Artist, "M. Rost LeRoy".
The attractive hand painted Donath Studio Floral Plate, which measures 8-3/4" wide, has been beautifully decorated with large "Yellow Roses", on
stem & leaf, against a background of shadow leafing and background colors of light cream yellow, light cream blue, light cream yellow-green, and a
light cream red-brown. A gorgeous 5/8" brilliant gilded fire gold band encircles the wonderful "Yellow Roses" adding to the Plate's beauty.
The outstanding AKD France & E.W., Donath Studio hand painted "Yellow Roses" Floral Plate is in excellent condition and totally free of chips, cracks,
or other damage....with the gold being between excellent and pristine.
The charming vintage hand painted "Yellow Roses" Floral Plate displays the double mark of "AKD France" and Donath Studios Mark # 4, which was
used from 1906 through 1928. The well known listed Artist, "M. Rost LeRoy" has signed the Plate.
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