This stunning vase features a very detailed woodland scene. In the forefront is a buck watching over two doe. In the far distance are two more deer grazing. The woodland is detailed with red-berried trees, thick brush, and colorful rock outcropping. The colors are bright and clear. So much depth to the scene!
This 10-1/2" vase was hand painted at the Donath Studio in Chicago. Stamped with decorating mark 5, placing it between 1910-1915. It is signed A. HEIDRICH
Adolf Heidrich was the son of famed Trenton Pottery artist Anton Heidrich. Following in his father's footsteps, Adolf became a famed porcelain artist himself. After working in the Trenton Pottery area, he came to Chicago and worked for Donath Studio before opening up his own studio. There is some school of thought that he also worked for Pickard and might be the elusive "Mr. Hardwick", who was one of Pickard Studio's early artists. It is known for certain that he worked for Donath Studio in Chicago around 1910, and he did operate his own china decorating studio, also in Chicago, between 1915-1922. Heidrich is well-known for his pictorial work, most notably monks, dogs, wildlife, and seascapes.
The vase is in exceptionally fine condition, with only the most minimal gold wear at the edge of the rim. A sensational piece~