Striking Hutschenreuther Bavaria Hohenberg Germany 1939 Vibrant Hand Painted "Red Cardinals" 12-5/8" Scenic Charger by Listed Artist, "Carl Koenig"
Artist, Carl Koenig
Carl Koenig was 24 when he started decorating in 1905 for the most prestigious 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 on Koenig, as well as many examples of his fine works.
Beautifully executed is this superb Hutschenreuther Bavaria Germany, circa 1930-40's hand painted Scenic Charger by the iconic & highly regarded listed Artist, "Carl F. Koenig".
The attractive vintage Bavaria hand painted Scenic Charger, which measures a large 12-5/8" wide, has been wonderfully decorated with large & impressive "Red Cardinals" sitting on branches of a Evergreen. Billowy blue skies and a hint of dense greenery compliment the striking scene. A rich 22 K gold outer rim border adds to the beauty of the stunning Charger.
The charming vintage Bavaria hand painted "Red Cardinals" Scenic Charger is in excellent condition and totally free of chips, cracks, or other damage with minor paint wear minor wear. The colors are extremely vibrant & colorful with the bright 22 K gold nearly pristine !
The gorgeous hand painted "Red Cardinals" Scenic Charger displays an early "Hutschenreuther Hohenberg Germany mark used between 1939--1945. The Charger has been signed on the backside, "C. Koenig" and was, most likely, produced in his Art Studio.
The vibrant Scenic "Red Cardinals" shows and displays exceptionally well and is striking in appearance !
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NOTE: All Photos were shot outside, in several settings, in Natural Light........and some photos will very slightly in color based on the lighting.