The Antiquarians love this Set Of 6 unusual and opulent Pickard China Vintage Porcelain Pattern P59-11 Gold & Green Acanthus With Urns Service Plates, and are thrilled that we can offer them to you! Made from Heinrich and Co. blanks and decorated at the Pickard studios, these Pickard China Vintage Porcelain Pattern P59-11 Gold & Green Acanthus With Urns Service Plates evoke an elegant bygone era that you can revive every time you get this 'good stuff' out for your dining table. Measuring a generous 11" in diameter, this Set of 6 Pickard China Vintage Porcelain Pattern P59-11 Gold & Green Acanthus With Urns Service Plates are set against a rich cream background that reminds us of the way the extra egg yolks color French vanilla ice cream. A quarter-inch wide etched gold border at the rim, and a one-inch wide border on the verge of the vintage Pickard China porcelain plates handsomely frame the opulent design of gold urns, acanthus leaves and flowers with lovely soft green accents. There are two marks on the backs of this Set Of 6 Pickard China Vintage Porcelain Pattern P59-11 Gold & Green Acanthus With Urns Service Plates: the first mark is the green underglaze Heinrich and Co. stamp, and the second mark is the gold Pickard coat of arms, Mark 11, which dates this set of plates between 1925 and 1930. These Pickard China Vintage Porcelain Pattern P59-11 Gold & Green Acanthus With Urns Service Plates are in excellent and pristine condition. They are clean, and they were rarely, if ever used. We were unable to find evidence of utensil marks through the broad gold border or through any of the scrollwork on the rim. All things being said, these Pickard China Vintage Porcelain Pattern P59-11 Gold & Green Acanthus With Urns Service Plates are in truly excellent condition given that they are approximately 85 years old.
Not only is this Set Of 6 Pickard China Vintage Porcelain Pattern P59-11 Gold & Green Acanthus With Urns Service Plates opulent and (dare we say it?) old, but they are also very rare. The pattern is listed on the replacements.com website, and a photograph is provided, but neither this pattern nor any of the other opulent Pickard "P" patterns are in stock. Nor were we able to find anything in this pattern at auction or on the internet. Of course, things change, and a set may turn up, but do you really want to take that risk? Other vendors are selling opulent plates at $100 or more per plate. We think that our Set Of 6 Pickard China Vintage Porcelain Pattern P59-11 Gold & Green Acanthus With Urns Service Plates is very reasonably priced.
BRIEF HISTORY: Pickard, Inc. is a family owned business that to this day makes high quality, hand crafted china for distribution world-wide. The business was started by Wilder Pickard in Edgerton, Wisconsin in 1893, where he offered his customers hand painted giftware, artware, and eventually high quality dinnerware. Wilder Pickard moved his company to Chicago in 1897, calling it the Pickard China Studio. As in Wisconsin, the Chicago Pickard Studio specialized in hand decorating dessert, tea sets, and dinnerware.
Pickard assembled a group of exceptionally talented male and female china painters, many who emigrated from Europe, to work at his studio. Additionally he hired a number of artists from the Art Institute of Chicago. Initially, all the porcelain blanks were purchased from European manufacturers, until Pickard's son Austin came to work at the company and made the decision to begin manufacturing the blank plates and dishes. In 1930 the first china was produced by the Pickard company. Eventually a production facility was opened in Antioch, Illinois, where the same formulation is still used today by Pickard to produce its fine china. The Pickard Company has a reputation for producing porcelain wares of the highest quality and artistry. The company has been commissioned to make dinnerware for the Department of State embassies, Air Force One, Camp David, and the Queen of England.
Our shipping costs on this Set Of 6 Pickard China Vintage Porcelain Pattern P59-11 Gold & Green Acanthus With Urns Service Plates will be $30.00. We pack our dishes very carefully to ensure that they reach you in the condition that they were in when they left our care. If this seems a tad high, please understand that in most instances, we will actually pay more to ship your dishes than we are actually charging! We sisters often joke with each other that we could probably stick a stamp and a mailing address on our bubble-wrapped items, and dispense entirely with the box. That is because we use a large quantity of bubble wrap and other packing materials to protect the items that you buy. So please understand that the shipping we charge you reflects only a portion of our actual cost!