Offered for purchase is a beautiful PH Leonard Austria Arts & Crafts Grape Motif Tankard/Mug (c.1903-1908) hand-painted/decorated in the US or Canada as part of the Arts & Crafts movement. According to Mary Frank Gaston’s “Collector’s Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain”, P.H. Leonard was a US based importer of Limoges porcelain from 1890’s until World War I.
The design for this item is by Sara Wood-Safford and may be found in the November 1903 issue of Keramic Studio Magazine. Keramic Studio Magazine was a monthly publication for the amateur porcelain/china decorator which provided designs, detailed instructions on porcelain/china decorating, as well as articles and photographs of competitions and displays between various china decorating studios and clubs. The magazine was first published in May 1899 and continued into the late-1920’s. We can provide photocopies of the page from the publication with the design of this item with your purchase if specifically requested.
The item is in excellent condition… no chips, cracks or repairs, although there are some surface scratches and wear from age and use. The tankard is approximately 5 inches in diameter including the handle and 6.75 inches tall. The bottom of the set is marked as indicated in the pictures.
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