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Early Martial Redon Limoges Handpainted Biscuit Jar
This beautiful hand painted biscuit jar was created by the Martial Redon Company of Limoges, France, a forerunner of of Porcelaine Limousine (PL Limoges) Company. The bottom has underglaze mark 2, which dates it 1891-1896. There is also an MR incised in the porcelain. The slightly ribbed blank is very ornate, with lots of embossing. The hand painting is very bright and clear, and has some three-dimensional accents to it. All sides are decorated. There is turquoise raised paste jeweling on the gold banding at the top and bottom of the jar and on the lid. The entire piece has a very matte finish to it, which adds to the overall elegance. It is a very substantial jar, standing about 7" to the top of the lid, and about 5 1/2" at the widest area. Outside of some expected wear to the knob handle on the lid, and a few missing jewels, this 110 year old set is in very good condition. An unusual blank and exquisite hand painted decoration make this a lovely addition to to a Limoges collection!
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