This lovely Demitasse Cup and Saucer with a Gold and Blue Floral Garland around the rim was made by Jean Boyer, Limoges, France. The pattern is an intricate design of gold medallions, scrolls, and a geometric band on a cobalt blue background around the rims. Each medallion has alternating blue and pink roses and other flowers, joined by garlands that drape beneath the medallions. The handle of the cup is gilded, and the smooth rims of both pieces are also trimmed in gold.
The diminutive cup is 2-1/4 inches tall and just over 2-1/4 inches in diameter. The matching saucer is 4-5/8 inches in diameter.
Both pieces are stamped in green: “J. Boyer” sandwiched between “Limoges France.” The cup is also stamped in blue with the overglaze decorating mark of the same company. This mark is a curled ribbon with “Limoges France” top and bottom and “JB” separated by a diamond shape in the center. The Jean Boyer Factory was in business from around 1919 to the mid-1930s. According to the Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, 3rd Edition by Mary Gaston, relatively few examples from J. Boyer are found in the U.S.
There is normal, expected wear on the thin gold band on the rims of both pieces. There is also a narrow dark mark near the rim of the saucer. There are no other condition issues.
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