Ms. James has painted a wonderful rendition of sweat pea blossoms on this gorgeous plate. She has painted each flower a beautiful white with soft hues of pink accenting the petals. She has added soft green leaves and wispy stems. Around the flowers she has used a sky blue, light pink and buttery yellow background. These colors blend into a creamy white color to finish out the background colors. She has completed this masterpiece with a golden scalloped rim with golden inset designs. The artist `Florence M. James' has signed the front of this piece of artwork. She is listed in the "Collector's Encyclopedia of Pickard China," by Alan B. Reed and is a well know china painter. Florence James was the most prolific among the women at Pickard studios. In 1901, at age 16, she had already set up her own china decorating studio in Milwaukee. In early 1905 she moved to Chicago and became one of studio's youngest artists, male or female. There are no hairlines or cracks; manufacturing anomalies may exist, the occasional tiny iron speck, dust 'bump' in the glaze, etc.
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Backstamp: R.C. X Bavaria , 9/16" Mark 4 Pickard Studio Carriage Barn
Measures: 8 3/4"
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