Here is a gorgeous biscuit or cookie jar made my Jean Pouyat of Limoges, France delightfully decorated with purple flowers and a heavy gold encrusted trim. I just love the finial with it curved almost snake like design, very typical of the turn of the 1890s. The photos do not do this justice.
It has a manufacturing mark that dates this to 1891 to 1932.
It was one of the oldest Limoges factories dating back to 1820. It is wonderfully decorated with vibrant colors, would brighten up any room.
Francois Pouyat also opened a small factory in Limoges in 1832, and in 1835 he bought a clayworks and porcelain workshop established in Saint-Leonard, near Limoges, in the 1820s. Jean-Baptiste enlarged the Limoges factory about 1844, when it employed 127 workers. This factory made porcelain of exceptional whiteness and even texture; the porcelain was either left white or enameled and gilded. P. Comolera, a modeller, provided designs for over 20 years.
Jean Baptiste Pouyat was succeeded by his sons Emile (1806-92), Louis (b 1809) and Leonard-Eugene (1817-76). Emil trained at Locre factory (Paris) and was head of the Limoges factory from 1849 to 1883. W. Guerin bought the Pouyat Limoges factory in 1911.
It measures 7″ high and 4.75″ high. It is in very good vintage condition, no chips or cracks or crazing, some minor wear here and there. Take a look at the photos to see the incredible quality of this piece and see the condition as the photos are part of the description.
This is a lovely piece.
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