This is a French Limoges hard paste porcelain cider pitcher that is hand painted and signed on the bottom by the artist. The maker of the pitcher is Tressemann & Vogt. The date is 1892 to 1907.
The pitcher is 6 ¼” high and the belly is 8” by 7 ½”.
The artist painted clusters of grapes, and each bunch of grapes is a different color. There are red, green, purple and pale red grapes. There are large grape leaves in shades of green with darker veins showing and shaded with creams and yellows. The ground shades from light yellow to green and darker colors at the top. The outside and the inside of the handle are shaded in the same colors. The sides of the handle and the rim are trimmed in gold.
There is modest age wear to the gold trim. There are no nicks, chips, cracks or crazing.
The green underglaze mark is T&V inside the box followed by Limoges France.
The signature of the artist is in green and may be “Joots.”
French Limoges Hand Painted Cider Pitcher Colorful Grapes c 1892 - 1907
$175 $350 SALE