Hand painted porcelain is so beautiful no matter if executed in a factory, professional or small home studio environment. The overall artistic quality of the item is what really matters.
This lovely hand painted mustard pot, circa 1910, was created in a small home studio with wonderful artistic abilities. The cover and bowl is decorated with clusters of light to medium blue forget-me-not blossoms, pale green leaves, delicate blue floral garland and subtle pink highlights. The white-wear blank has a pale blue border on the cover and bowl. The handle and cover finial is gold decorated. The pot measures 4" in height and 4" across including the handle. Both the bowl and lid is initialed by the artist "A V P". The blank is stamped in green "J P over L over France", circa 1894-1931, designating the Jean Pouyat Limoges Company. The is a tiny chip on the inside edge of the pot (see photo); this does not show with the cover in place. There are no other cracks, chips or repairs. Lovely design, expertly executed.