Beautiful Victorian T & V French Limoges creamer produced for Hurd and Mellen - see backstamps.
In the Hartford City records Moses Mellen is listed as a purveyor of crockery, china, and ranges stoves at Hurd Mellen & Hewes of 255 Main Street, Hartford CT during 1890 and 1891; this was obviously a high class establishment, ordering fine china direct from the makers in the Limoges region of France.
Nice little early Limoges fine china item, with beautiful floral decoration, and a clear provenience provided by the detailed backstamps. Creamer measures tall, and is in good estate order with no damage, but some wear commensurate with age and use to the gilding.
Item ID: 001535