The Wild Pink Geraniums, with their lovely cool shades of pinks, are a beautiful and a restful sight on this large Limoges Porcelain Charger. At a glance it is difficult to distinguish what kind of flowers these are but a little study of the leaves reveals that they are more than likely wild geraniums. Painted in soft shades of pink and green, the artistry is completely handpainted by the renown artist 'Emile', the son of Jean Pouyat (see below for more information). His work is highly collectible and for a very good reason. In contrast to most French artists doing the same kind of work, Emile's artistic range was immense. In addition to floral paintings, his landscape and nautical paintings are eagerly sought after. Our "Wild Geraniums" painting is a wonderful example of this versatility. The naturalistic style of this piece, with wonderful shading and shadow effects, speaks to the true artistic genius of this painter.
As art critics agree, the appeal of flower paintings is timeless & will continue indefinitely to be a "growing" market. This gentle & romantic hand painted Charger will also appreciate in value over time and offers a safe investment, as well as a charming one-of-a-kind artware piece, for the most serious porcelain floral collector.
Pouyat Family Tree: Jean Pouyat established a company circa 1842 in Limoges and was succeeded by his sons Emile (1806-92), Louis (b 1809) and Leonard-Eugene (1817-76). Emile 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.
Size: 11 3/4” W (three holes for hanging)
Condition: Excellent. No Chips, or Cracks.
Marked: Jean Pouyat Limoges (JPL France) 1891 Double-Stamp Factory Decorated with "Hand Painted"
(For references see:Mary Gaston's Encyclopedia of Limoges China; Marks on German, Bohemian, & Austrian Porcelain 1710-present)
If you collect artware produced by this Emile Pouyat or nautical porcelain artware, please view Item ID: 11F-124.
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