This is a Bavarian hard paste porcelain pitcher, hand painted at the Pickard decorating studio in Chicago. The date is circa 1912.
The pitcher is 8" high and 5" wide at the belly.
The pitcher is not artist signed.
The Pickard Studios covered the maker's mark on a lot of the china they decorated during this time period. The region for the porcelain is most likely Bavaria, or French.
The artist painted a border of pink and green leaves at the top of the pitcher, with gold scrolls and bands. The rim and handle are trimmed in gold. There are additional thin lines of gold around the body and at the foot.
There are no nicks, chips, cracks or crazing. The inside bottom has a few glaze bumps.
The Pickard decorating mark is the black circle over the gold maple leaf. The mark reads "Hand Painted China W Pickard." The black decorating mark is 3/8" in diameter.
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