9 24k gold (double soaked) pickard bone porcelain large bowl in pink - daisy model. The history of pickard china dates back to 1893. Willard pickard founded the company in edgerton, wisc. At the turn of the century, the company moved to chicago.
Artists from the famous art institute of chicago and all over Europe came to chicago to decorate unique ceramic pieces. These first pieces are now highly sought after by collectors on the secondary market. My great-uncle, Albert Wagner, was one of those artists. Today pickard ranks among the most beautiful porcelains made all over the world. The same meticulous craftsmanness and skillful manual work required to produce high-quality items has not changed over four generations.
Each piece of porcelain produced in the pickard factory goes through a minimum of 21 steps and three inspections of 100%, and is managed by pickard employees on average 18 years of work. The pickard factory is a rarity in that it is a small family business of making high quality porcelain at a time of large companies merging and acquiring, becoming bigger than ever. Pickard size is an advantage in today's market because of the care and attention that are given to each piece. All the designs are decorated with 24k gold (never anything less), pure platinum and brilliant cobalt, with a style that caters to a niche clientele looking for elegant, timeless high-end crockery.