The Pouyat family was one of the oldest French families connected with the Limoges porcelain industry. Jean Pouyat's grandfather has a faience factory in the 1760's.
This gorgeous hand painted cabinet plate was expertly executed in a home-studio environment, circa 1910. The motif is stems of pastel to vivid pink poppy blossoms and buds accented with rich yellow throats and delicate black stamens, nestled among leaves in variegated shades of green. Sprigs of lacey fauna is hues of gray, gold and magenta highlight the poppies. The background is a soft pastel yellow with hints of pale pink and teal. The coup-style plate has a decorative embossed border which along with the edge is decorated with gold gilt.
The plate measures 8 1/2" across and carries mark #5 in green "J P over L over France" circa 1894-1931, designating the Jean Pouyat Limoges Company. There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Gorgeous hand painted creation.