I have for your consideration an incredible and ornate biscuit jar/humidor bearing the Bawo & Dotter (Elite Works) Factory mark 8 (circa 1891-1900). This piece is also initial on the bottom "H.D.P." and dated 1895.
When I acquired this item it was described as a humidor. I think it is a biscuit jar. I will leave that up to the knowledgeable collector. The jar stands 8" tall. On a creamy white background, the artist has hand painted mum or dahlia-like blossoms with pink and white petals and soft baby yellow centers. The petals are finished with raised brush strokes giving a wonderful depth and texture to the flowers. Interspersed throughout are deep and light green foliage. The shape of the jar is eye catching and extremely ornate. The bottom of the jar has an ornate rococo shape that is hand painted a light pink that fades as it nears the flourished edge that is painted with gold gild. The lid to the jar matches the rococo theme with the gold gild finial sitting atop a mound of pink and white swirled porcelain feathered with more gold gild on the edges.
This biscuit jar/humidor is in excellent condition. There is extremely minor wear to the gold around the edge of the finial. Otherwise, there is no paint loss, gold loss, cracks, chips, flakes, flea bites, hairlines or spiders. Regardless of what its intended use, this jar will be a fine addition to any collection of hand painted porcelain.
Item ID: LIM583
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