Antique Pickard Aura Argenta Linear Art Nouveau Pitcher Hand Painted Gold Platinum Repaired
We fell in love with this incredible authentic Art Nouveau Hand Painted Pitcher. The pattern is Aura Argenta Linear by W.A. Pickard China and it is spectacular. It has two maker's marks (see photos); the Pickard China and B & Co. for L. Bernardaud Co Limoges in Paris France. We normally do not buy things repaired unless they are what we consider "special" or hard to find pieces. This is one of those pieces.
There is a repair at the spout. It is an old repair as we can see by the color the glue has turned the porcelain inside the repair crack. I personally think with minimal work the repair could be hidden. The crack could be filled better and with a touch up of gold it will be nearly impossible to see unless studied. It is a shame but it is how we found it. Otherwise this piece is GORGEOUS and CLEAN inside an out. It is hand painted with the artists signature near the handle. It appears to be signed "G. Hiecke" in script. See our photos. The Platinum and Gold Metallic finishes are excellent.
The pitcher will hold 5 1/2" cups or 44 oz of your favorite beverage. We tested it and there are no issues as is. This piece stands 8" at it's tallest point with an 8 1/2" span from handle to spout and 4" opening at the top. The base measures 4 1/2".
An incredible example of highly decorative Art Nouveau porcelain. This piece is being sold AS IS.