Antique Pickard Tea Set and Pitcher Hand Painted Ruby Red Cherries
For your consideration is this three piece Limoges/Pickard tea set consisting of a tea pot, lidded sugar and creamer. Plus a large, Pickard pitcher - - all hand painted with ruby red cherries.
The tea set features bountiful, fruit bouquets filled with luscious red and lemon yellow, Bing cherries expertly hand painted in an art nouveau style on a Pickard Alexander, porcelain blank. Rich gold is used as accents and also to highlight the elegant, handles and finials. Although faded on the creamer, Harry Tolley initialed both the sugar and creamer in gold. The tea pot stands, from its stately, gold finial to its round base, 5.75 inches. The sugar 4 inches and the creamer also stands 4 inches. Reversed on the teapot is a Tressemann & Vogt Limoges hallmark only. On both the sugar and creamer is a T&V Limoges as well as a Pickard #5 hallmark used between 1905 and 19010. This stunning, hand painted trio is in excellent condition with the exception of a tiny chip on the underneath side of the tea pot's lid which cannot be seen when in place.
The large pitcher, also hand painted with scarlet red, cherries and lush greenery, was hand painted by Pickard artist, Joseph C. Beitler who proudly signed his name near the classic gold, handle. It stands, from its radiant gold, spout to its round base, 8 inches and has, close to the base, a circumference of 16.5 inches. Reversed is a William Guerin Limoges and Pickard Studio # 4 hallmark used between 1903 and 1905. This hand painted and artist signed, beauty is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or paint flakes.
Do to the size and number of porcelain pieces, they may have to be shipped in two different parcels.
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