This is a set of French Limoges hand painted mugs or cups; it is a set of four mugs. The date is circa 1900.
The porcelain is unmarked as to maker. The porcelain is delicate and of high quality; you can see right through the china cup when held up to the light.
Each mug is 3 ½” high and 3 ¼” wide at the belly.
The artist painted the same pattern of berries, leaves and vines on each mug. Because the mugs are hand painted, there is a variation to each painting. The mugs are unsigned by the artist.
The berries are painted in shades of blue purple to red. The leaves are in shades of green and brown. The vines are mostly brown and show the thorns. The ground shades from dark green to a yellow brown.
There is an upper band of black enamel paint, and more black enamel covers the handles.
Each mug holds at least 8 ounces of fluid.
There are no chips, cracks or crazing. One mug has a few tiny spots of rubbing wear to the black enamel at the rim. Another mug shows a few tiny spots of rubbing wear to the black enamel on the handle.
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