Here is a spectacular hand painted plate from JPL France, the Pouyat Family Pottery in Limoges, that is beautifully decorated with red poppies and a gold encrusted trim. It is signed by the artist on the front with the initials “JK”. The mark places dates this piece from 1893 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 clay works 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 8.5″ in diameter. It is in very good vintage condition, no chips or cracks or crazing, minimal wear to the trim, some very minor wear spots here and there. Take a look at the photos as they are part of the description, to see the incredible quality of this piece and see the condition.
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