John Vogt founded a decorating studio in 1850 to decorate china for the export trade. As time progressed, a second son, Gristave Vogt took over the Limoges branch in 1870 and partnered with Emilien Tressemaines in the early 1880's. In 1891 they purchased two small porcelain factories for the manufacture of high-quality decorated ware for export to the USA. Also in 1891, they were commissioned to produce dinnerware for President Harrison.
This lovely set of 4 gold encrusted dinner plates, circa 1907, were manufactured and decorated by the T & V Limoges Company. The plates measure 9 7/8" across; the white porcelain blank is decorated with a 3/4" wide gold encrusted outer border in a stylized geometric pattern; the inter-band, which is also 3/4" in width is a rich creamy ivory shade trimmed with a gold ring at the verge of the plate. The plates are stamped with the T & V white-ware mark, in green, "Limoges France", circa 1892-1907 and with the T & V 'bell' decorator mark, in red, circa 1907-1919. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; they were used very seldom, if ever. Three sets of 4 are available for sale. Classic.