The Pickard China story dates back to 1893 when Wilder Pickard established the company in Edgerton, Wisconsin.
Pickard would later move to Antioch, Illinois where they are currently located and continue to produce some of the country's finest China.
This beautiful Pickard sugar bowl dates from circa 1912 to 1918, and remains in excellent condition.
The piece is finished in the company's signature All Over Gold glaze. The veneer is made all the more dimensional by the uniquely designed crackle-finish.
Of course, the crackle finish was intentionally applied to the piece to give it wonderful texture and dimension.
Stout, geometric arms give the dish a distinctly Art Deco appearance. The handle on the lid is similarly shaped.
As you can see, the interior of the sugar bowl has an immaculately smooth white finish. The underside of the bowl features the same finish, and bears several maker's marks.
The first and largest of the marks is the golden Pickard maple-leaf mark that was used from 1912 to 1918. A circular mark with the words "Handpainted, Pickard, WA, China" is imprinted inside the maple leaf in dark red letters.
Some of the green painter's signature can be seen near the maple leaf, though it is worn and difficult to distinguish. Finally, a mark reading "910/310" is cast into the piece itself.
This is such a classic piece and in great condition. We are especially thrilled to find the lid with the base!
Despite some very small marks and light wear, the sugar bowl remains in spectacular antique condition.
We have always been superstitious that breaking the sugar bowl lid is bad luck and this one is in perfect shape so no bad luck here!
Measurements: 5 ½" wide (arm to arm), 2 1/8" tall (3" tall w/ lid), Base is 3 3/8" in diameter Weight: 8.43 oz.