Spectacular 1900s Vintage Factory Decorated Jean Pouyat Limoges France Large Charger Serving Dish


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Here is a gorgeous decorated large serving charger or dish from the Pouyat Family Pottery in Limoges, France, that was made for Wanamaker a chain of high end stores in New York, Philadelphia and Paris that was around in the early 1900s. It is beautifully decorated with pink and green scrolls and a marvelous scalloped gilded edge. It is simply stunning and will brighten up any room. Will be the talk of any dinner party. The photos do not do this justice.

It has several marks. It has a manufacturing mark from 1906, a factory decorating mark form 1891 to 1932.

The mark places dates this piece from 1893 to 1932. The heaving gold guilding places this at the turn of the century. 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 13.25″ in diameter with the handles. It is in very good vintage condition, no chips or cracks or crazing, some very minor wear on the raised edges of the trim probably from display. Does not look like this was used much at all. Take a look at the photos to see the incredible quality of this piece and see the condition.

This is a lovely piece.
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Weight 63 oz
Dimensions 17 × 17 × 7 in

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