This is a delightful and extremely rare piece of Limoges, a stunningly beautiful Paroutaud Freres hand painted oriental design Tankard, Mug or Stein with a lovely oriental scene of a boy walking on stilts near Mt Fuji. Great craftsmanship
The photos do not do it justice.
The mark shows that it was used by the Paroutaud brothers made in the La Seynie factory from c.1903 to 1916, after which The brothers left in 1916, and the company became Maiger & Cie.
The tankard measures 5.5″ high and 4 3/8″ wide at the bottom and 3.5″ at the top without the handle and 6″ with the handle. It is a nice size.
For its age it is remarkable if not exceptional condition. Remember it is well over 100 years old. There are no chips, cracks or scratches on this piece. The gold trim is in good shape. The handle has a bit of green color on it but looks under the glaze. The oriental design looks almost flawless with the exception of one tiny pit. The inside has a couple of iron spots to be expected with this age. The lower green paint is in excellent condition with some minor flaking at the bottom edge. For its age it is in really remarkable condition. This was obviously just put on display. It is absolutely lovely.
This could be the centerpiece of anyone’s collection, brighten up any room sitting on the mantel or china cabinet.
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