Hand painted porcelain expresses the emotional connection between the artist and subject. This fantastic Art Nouveau dresser/vanity set shows the artist's passion and understanding of an elegant, yet simplistic floral arrangement and presentation. Executed in a small home-studio environment, circa 1910, unfortunately not signed by the artist, it will difficult to find a more complete set. The pieces are painted on various porcelain white-ware blanks, circa early 1900's.
This 7-piece vanity or dresser set consists of a rectangular tray, octagonal covered hair receiver and covered powder jar, rectangular covered pin box, octagonal base ring tree and pair of square, tapered candlesticks. The items are decorated stylized single yellow roses nestled among heart-shaped green foliage. The pieces are further enhanced with gold bars, triangles, finials and trim. All decoration is delicately outlined in black.
The rectangular tray measures 10 1/2" in length, 8" in width; marked W Guerin Limoges France.
The octagonal covered hair receiver measures 4 1/2" across, 3 1/4" in height; marked Depose T&V Limoges France.
The octagonal covered power jar measures 4 1/2" across, 3 1/2 in height; marked Depose T&V Limoges France.
The rectangular covered pin box measures 5 1/2" in length, 2" in width, 1 5/8" in height; marked P&L Limoges France.
The octagonal base ring tree measures 4" across, 2 1/2" in height; marked Depose T&V Limoges France.
The pair of square tapered candlesticks measure 7 1/4" in height, 4" across the base, 2" across the top; marked P&L Limoges France.
There are no cracks, chips, repairs; near mint. Probably used as decor only.