The cherished Pin Cone pattern with its pale green background and finely detailed pinecones and dark green pine needles are wonderfully hand painted on this large, double-handled biscuit or cracker jar. Tea biscuits and sweet crackers accompanied Victorian era high tea time, and porcelain manufacturers of the late 1800's and early 1900's rushed to produce beautiful porcelains in which to serve the dainty treats. Limoges biscuit jars were highly prized, and many Limoges factories produced unpainted white ware or "blanks" which were sent to Austria and Bavarian porcelain factories to be decorated. So it is with this piece, which bears the mark of the Victoria, Austria porcelain factory and the initials of the artist who painted it. The jar is 4 3/4" high to the top of the acorn lid finial, and it measures 8 3/4" from handle to handle. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or crazing. It looks fabulous wherever it's placed, from a mahogany sideboard or server to a modern granite countertop!
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