Gorgeous Jean Pouyat Limoges France & Pickard Studio 1918 Hand Painted Deep Red Roses" 11-3/4" Heavy Rococo Gold Floral Plate by Artist, "Joseph Blaha"
Just outstanding is this vintage 1918 Limoges France & Pickard Studio of Chicago hand painted Floral Plate by Pickard Artist, Joseph Blaha.
Artist Joseph Blaha
The Artist, Joseph Blaha worked for the Pickard Studio of Chicago from 1898--1903 AND from 1912--1918. Joseph Blaha was one of Pickard Studio best at Florals. Many of Blaha's outstanding works showed off his unusual attention to the outer borders of Plates including his fancy Rococo style type of border. Blaha's Violets, Currants, Gooseberries, and Roses were all outstanding. When Blaha wasn't working for Pickard Studio, he did freelancing, as well as worked for the prominent J.H. Stouffer Studio & the highly regarded Osborne Studio.
The gorgeous Pickard Studio hand painted Floral Plate, which measures a large 11-3/4" wide from outer handle to outer handle, has been lavishly decorated with large & vibrant "Deep Red Roses" .....with a single light yellow Roses, on stem & leaf, against a background of shadow leafing & wonderful background colors of deep forest green, light cream yellow, light cream blue, and very light cream red. Heavy gilded & bright scallop raised gold highlights the incredible outer border. Two large and bright cut out gilded gold handles adds to the beauty of this outstanding piece of Art.
The beautiful Pickard Studio hand painted "Deep Roses" Floral Plate is in excellent condition and totally free of chips, cracks, or other damage with the extensive bright gilded gold approaching pristine !
The exquisite 1918 Hand Painted Deep Red Roses" 11-3/4" Heavy Rococo Gold Floral Plate displays a double mark; "Pickard Studio of Chicago" Mark # 8, which was used from 1918--1919 and a early "Jean Pouyat Limoges France" Mark. The Artist Joseph "Blaha" decorated and signed the outstanding Floral Plate.
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