Keates Art Studio of Chicago 1912 Hand Painted "Apple Blossoms" Set of 4 Cider Pitcher Floral Tumblers by Pickard Artist, "Alfred Keates"
Artist, Alfred Keates The listed Artist, Alfred Keates was well known through the China Decorating community of Chicago. He decorated for Pickard Studios from 1903-1910. He left to start the International Art Studio with two other former Pickard Artist. Later he started his own China Decorating Studio, the Keates Art Studio in 1912....and operated until 1937. Keates was well known for his Floral creations including Poppies, Apple Blossoms, and Orchids.
This outstanding Keates Art Studio of Chicago hand painted Set of 4 Floral Tumblers, which measure 3-1/4" tall, have been exceptionally decorated with lifelike "Apple Blossoms", on stem & leaf, against background colors of cream, light cream green, and very light apple cream red. A heavy & bright gilded gold encircles the outer top of each Tumbler.
The beautiful Keates Art Studio hand painted "Apple Blossoms" Tumblers are all in excellent condition with the exception of one cup that has a top rim nick and several hairlines. The gold on all the Tumblers are excellent with hints of minor wear.
The attractive Hand Painted "Apple Blossoms" Set of 4 Cider Pitcher Floral Tumblers displays the Studio Mark: "Keates Art Studio of Chicago" and each have been signed by the Pickard Artist, Alfred "Keates".
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