This is a 19th century French Haviland & Co Limoges mustard pot, and it is decorated by another Limoges company Gibus and Redon. The age is circa 1876 to 1881.
The mustard pot is shaped like a little mug, with a handle, and it has a notched lid, therefore there are two pieces. It is about 3” to the top of the finial and about 2 1/8” wide.
The blank has ridged lines around the top and bottom, and again around the top of the lid.
The ground is a pink-salmon color. The finial is a round knob and is covered in black enamel. The edges are trimmed in black enamel. The decoration on the pot is one of stems and leaves, emulating the Japanese style of decoration, and it is in black enamel also. The handle is covered in black enamel.
The inside of the mug, the bottom of the mug, and the underside of the lid are glazed white.
There are no chips, cracks or crazing.
The green underglaze mark is H&Co underscored by L.
The black enamel overglaze Limoges decorating mark is the polyglot of overlaid initials that represents Gibus and Redon.
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