LIMOGES BOWL- HAND PAINTED PORCELAIN
In 1765, Kaolin,the white substance used to make fine porcelain was discovered in the soil surround the town of Limoges in France. Before this discovery all porcelain was imported from China. The soil of Limoges was rich in Kaolin and feldspar,the essential ingredients for hard paste porcelain. By 1771, many potteries formed producing fine porcelain. By 1830, Limoges replaced Paris as the main center for private porcelain factories. Limoges has maintained this position to the present Day. All pieces can be identified and dated according to their marks.
Offering an outstanding handpainted bowl with heavy gold trim on the rim. The outer inside of the bowl is decorated with a row of poppy in deep orange against a pearl white background. The marks are from the Jean Pouyat factory in Limoges and it dated 1890-1932.
It is in excellent condition,clear bright colors,no stains. No crack or chips - a real beauty.