A long-ago issue of the Crockery and Glass Journal, Vol. 93, December 13, 1921, describes Rivir Studios, located at 1057 North Richmond Street, Chicago, Illinois, as specializing in the "higher art" of decorating porcelain by hand. According to the Journal, Rivir Studios gold encrusted china was receiving such favorable comment through the trade, competing even with the work of the Stouffer Studios, that it was to be featured alongside Stouffer products at the 1922 Chicago Crockery and Porcelain Exhibition at the famed Morisson Hotel. Rivir Studios competed successfully for a brief period of time during the 1920's with the then-great names in porcelain AOG (all over gold), such as Pickard, Stouffer and Donath Studios. Except for Pickard, these studios were unable to survive the Wall Street crash of 1929 and the ensuing 'Great Depression'.
We have a stunning example of the Rivir Studios high artistry in this lovely vintage porcelain AOG covered sugar and creamer set. Acid etched in a lovely, scrolling leaf and blossom motif, the vintage porcelain sugar and creamer each feature a hand painted scene of a pheasant on the grassy banks of Lake Michigan with the Chicago skyline in the background. An amazing scene from Chicago's past!
Our vintage porcelain Rivir Studios covered sugar and creamer are in excellent condition, with no nicks, chips, or cracks, and with little - if any - wear to the gold. The lidded sugar bowl stands 3-1/2" in height measuring from its base to the top of its finial. It is 5" wide, measuring from the end of one handle to the end of the other, and it rests on a 3-3/4" diameter base. The creamer rests on a 3" diameter base, and stands 2-3/4" in height, measuring from its base to the top of its spout. The Rivir Studios mark can be found on the bottom of each item. These vintage porcelain items are both extremely clean and well cared for; it is apparent that they spent their lives on display and not used. Please examine our photographs carefully, as they will show the excellent condition of this vintage porcelain Rivir Studios sugar and creamer set. If you collect AOG vintage porcelain from Pickard, Stouffer or Donath Sudios, or if you just love the look of the gold encrusted pieces from the 1920's, then you should bring this rare and unusal set into your home.
Please note that this sale is for the vintage porcelain Rivir Studios covered sugar and creamer set only, and not for any of the other items in our photographs.