Here is a beautifully hand painted Cake plate or Serving Tray from the Pouyat Family Pottery in Limoges, France, decorated with colorful flowers and a ladybug, which really makes this cute. The
The mark places dates this piece from 1891 to 1932. The use of the ladybug in the design probably dates this to the 1920s when this was in vogue.
It measures 10.75″ in diameter with the handles, 9.5″ without. It is very good vintage condition, with no chips or cracks. There is some wear on the gold trim to be expected with something of this age. I could not see any utensil marks. Looks wonderful
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 modeler, 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.
The plate measures just over 7.5″ in diameter. It is in great vintage condition, no chips or cracks are seen, just a couple of tiny pits which is to be expected.. 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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