This is a set of four French Limoges eggcups, small and dainty, and hand painted outside of the factory. The maker is Jean Pouyat. The date is circa 1890 to 1932.
Each eggcup has a different flower painted on the front and the back. One eggcup has violets, another eggcup has beautiful roses, another eggcup has blue and white forget-me-nots, and one eggcup has purple and white daisies with yellow middles. There are green leaves and the artist shaded the colors behind each floral display in hues of green, blue, purple and pink. The inside of each eggcup is colored a pale green with a scroll-like hand painted gold design around the inside rim. The rim and base of each eggcup is trimmed in gold.
The eggcups are small, with a round foot. They are 2 ½" high, 1 7/8" wide at the top, and 1 3/8" wide at the bottom. The eggcups can only hold tiny eggs.
There is some modest wear to the gold trim. The eggcup with the hand painted roses has a small nick at the base, which I show in a close-photo. There are no chips, cracks or crazing. The eggcup with the violets has a small indentation on the foot that is covered with the original gold, meaning it was produced from the factory with the indentation.
The green underglaze marker's mark is partially shown on the eggcup with the roses, and it is J.P. underscored by L. followed by France. There are various artist marks hand lettered in gold over the glaze on the bottom. I can read "JAS" on one and "ELS" on two others.
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