This is a French Limoges hard paste porcelain footed bowl, intended for use as a centerpiece (centerpiece) bowl or a small punch bowl, sometimes called an eggnog punch bowl. The maker is Tressemann & Vogt. The decorating studio is marked on the underside as Greer Studio. The date is circa 1892 to 1907.
The bowl is 5 ¾” high and 9 ¼” wide. The outside of the bowl is lobed. The mouth rim has deep scallops due to the lobes; the edge is trimmed in gold. There are four paw feet, trimmed in bright gleaming gold.
The outside of the bowl is hand painted in clusters of grapes. The coloros are purple, red, yellow, brown, green, pink and green.
The color of the ground on the inside of the bowl shades from pale green to a darker cream.
There are no chips, nicks, cracks, crazing or wear to the gold. The estate protected the bottom of the feet with felt protectors.
The makers green underglaze mark is T&V inside a box followed by Limoges France.
The studio mark is hand enameled, Greer Studio, with a cluster of grapes.
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