This is a French Limoges hard paste porcelain sugar bowl jar. The maker is Jean Pouyat. The date is circa 1891 to 1932.
The jar is 4 ¼” high to the top of the finial and 5 ¾” wide from handle-to-handle. This is a small to medium size.
The factory transfer pattern is one of pink and white flowers, with buds, green leaves and pale gray background foliage.
Gold is brushed on the edge of the lid, around the mouth rim, the finial and the handles. There isn’t much gold on the finial and handles; I don’t know if this is handling wear or how it was originally decorated.
I acquired a collection of Haviland and Limoges sugar bowls from an estate. The owner used the different jars as tea caddy jars, to store loose leaf tea, a different tea in each jar; the tea was purchased from Upton tea, so it was very fine tea I had to throw out from each jar.
There are no nicks, chips, cracks or crazing. There is some roughness to the bottom edge.
The green maker’s mark is J.P. underscored by L with France below.
French Jean Pouyat Limoges Sugar Bowl Jar Pink and White Flowers c 1891 - 1932
USPS Priority Mail
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