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A vase, hand painted flowera. P.H. Leonard, Vienna, Austria (1890s-ca.1908). Artist signed as photographed.
4-1/2 in. wide x 4-1/4 in. high. NO chips, cracks, repairs.
About the porcelain factory mark: As porcelain painting became such a popular art form in the booming America during the Turn of the Century, over 110 years ago, high-quality porcelain were in strong demand. Peter H. Leonard (later joined by his son, Harry P. Leonard) started his import company in 1880 in New York City, New York. Like other US importers at the time who bought porcelain from various sources including factories from the village of Limoges France, Germany and Austria to fulfill this high demand, Peter Leonard's company mainly imported porcelain from factories in Bohemia, Austria region. The mark is of the Vienna China line from Count Thun's factory in Klášterec. It was used by US importers during 1890-1908. Among the four American (New York) importers who used this mark on their imported porcelain, P.H. Leonard was the first to have used this mark, during 1890-1898. Three subsequent New York importers were found to have used this mark after 1898 to around 1908. Many collectors refer to this mark exclusively as PH Leonard's, reason being this importer was the first and the largest importer of this porcelain line.
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