A lovely porcelain sugar bowl and creamer made of the finest hard paste French porcelain and hand painted with a delicate bower of pink roses trimming the top edge of both. Each sit on four applied feet and these and the handles are painted in Roman Gold. The interiors are iridescent lustre glazed.
The body of the creamer measures about 4" long and 5 3/4" including the handle, 2 3/4" wide and 3 1/2" tall to the top of the handle. The sugar bowl is 5" long, 2 3/4" wide and 2 1/2" tall.
The shapes are the same oblongs with gentle scalloping around the edges and it is odd that they were made by different companies. The sugar bears a green underglaze "T & V" (Tressemanes & Vogt) and the maker's mark on the creamer is illegible. Both are also marked; "Limoges, France". The fact that these were made by different companies does tell us that the imported blanks were painted by the same artist and, most probably, a talented hobbyist. China painting was a popular pastime around the turn of the 20th Century and these pieces date to that era.
No damage or repairs on either and very minimal wear to the cold-painted gold trim. Two tiny firing dots on the creamer, one on the outside and one on the interior.