This small round hair receiver, or "tidy" was made in the Limoges region of France in 1905 by Jean Pouyat, a company renown for their quality porcelain and wonderful hand painted florals. Their goods were also imported to the United States as blank pieces which were then decorated by hobbyists.
This is nicely painted with lovely violets in shades of purple and lavender, sage green foliage and Roman gold embellishments on a lovely field of washed pastels colors; yellow, blue and green. The green wash spills onto the bottom and covers the 6 scalloped, unglazed feet. The interior rims are also unglazed. This has a lovely satin finish on the outside and a high gloss finish on the interior and bottom.
This is in very nice condition with one tiny flake to the rim of the base. This could be a manufacturing flaw but we must consider it as damage and price accordingly. Please see the close up of this. No other flaws and no wear to the painting.
Green underglaze mark J.P. over L. France
Saving one's hair is not a current trend but these great collectibles are still quite functional...fill them with pot pourri, scented crystals or cotton balls sprayed with your favorite perfume.