This is an artist painted and signed French Limoges eggnog punch bowl on a stand. The date is the last part of the 19th century, circa 1894 to 1900. The bowl and stand is another example of what comes to me through the estates of the Oregon wine industry.
The bowl is a smaller size, intended for Christmas holiday eggnog versus a fruit punch. However the bowl can be used for any function as it is not overly large like the traditional punch bowl, so it is an excellent substitute for a jardiniere or centerpiece bowl on the table or sideboard.
The artist used a whiteware bowl from Tressemann & Vogt and matched it to a stand made by Remy Delinieres & Co. The Limoges porcelain factories were all intertwined during this time period, and made production for each other, so it was most likely the set was intended to be produced by two different companies.
The bowl is 6 3/8" high on the stand, 4 1/8" high off the stand, and 10" wide, so about the size of a large serving salad bowl. The stand is 2 ½" to the top of the rim.
The artist's signature is shown in the last photo. I can't read it. The signature is on the outside of the bowl and is painted over a yellow bud flower so as to blend in.
The artist painted clusters of purple grapes on vines with flowers and big leaves, both on the outside and inside of the bowl. The ground is shaded in different colors: yellow, cream, blue, green, lavender and purple. Towards the bottom of the bowl the color is a deep purple and matches the color of the stand. The inside rim of the bowl is hand detailed in gold trim by the artist.
The stand has four large paw feet, gilded in gold, with some spots on the feet not gilded completely, or faded with age. The top of the stand has rubbing wear on the purple, where the bowl has rested for over 113 years.
There are no chips, nicks, cracks or crazing.
The green maker's mark for the bottom of the bowl is T&V inside a rectangle followed by Limoges France. The green maker's mark on the underside of the stand is D&Co underscored by France.
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