This is a French Limoges hard paste porcelain plate. The maker is Jean Pouyat. The date is circa 1914 to 1932.
The serving bowl is 11” x 10” x 3”
The interior of the bowl and the exterior bottom is glazed white. The rest of the interior and exterior is glazed a deep cobalt blue. The underside is glazed white.
The gold trim at the rim has an embossed pattern. The end tabs of the bowl are covered in gold, and the gold dips down to emphasize the end tabs; this gold is not embossed. Below the cobalt is a thin gold line of trim followed by a gold transfer band of leaves and stems, and this gold is repeated on the exterior of the bowl also. A gold design is centered in the interior of the bowl.
There is very little wear to the gold, mostly along the bowl’s rim edge where the cobalt glaze shows through. Beneath one end tab, on the exterior, there is scratching in the cobalt glaze; this scratching looks intentional to my eyes and it came from the estate this way; I show a closeup photo of this area. There are no chips, nicks, cracks or crazing.
The green maker’s mark is J.P. over L. with France underneath. The overglaze factory decorating mark is the green wreath containing in gold the words J. Pouyat Limoges.
French Pouyat Limoges Cobalt Blue Gold Serving Bowl c 1914 - 1932
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