This is a stunningly beautiful hand painted limoges porcelain bowl from the Bawo Dotter Elite Factory in Limoges France. Decorated by a factory artist and signed by the artist Lucie. You can see the raised brush strokes on the roses. Fantastic quality done by an artist. The trim has lovely gold gild work with raised relief on the outside of the bowl. The decoration continues on the inside with pink roses as well which adds to the greatness of this bowl as most often decoration was only on the outside.
There are two marks on the bottom, the factory porcelain mark for the Elite Bawo Dotter works which was used from 1896 to 1920 and the factory decorator mark which was used from 1896 to 1932. So this dates the piece from 1896 to 1920.
The bowl measures 8.5″ in diameter and 3.75″ tall. It is in remarkable condition considering it is probably 100 years old. There is a bit of wear of the gold trim and a couple of tiny pits, which is to be expected of something of this age, but the hand painted artwork is in fantastic shape. No chips or cracks or scratches that I could see, but please look at the photos carefully.
It looks wonderful and could well be the centerpiece on a table or china cabinet.
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