This is a tall French Limoges hard paste porcelain coffee or tea pot. It is generally in the shape of a coffee pot, however there is a built-in strainer on the inside so the pot can be used for either coffee or tea. The Limoges maker is Bawo & Dotter (Elite Works.) The pot is factory decorated. The date is circa 1900 to 1914.
The pot is 9 ¾” high to the top of the finial and 7” wide from spout-to-handle.
Around the top of the body of the pot is a band of pink roses along with small yellow flowers and green and gray leaves. There is a top border of small flowers in gold and black and below another border with gold designs. The pattern is repeated on the lid.
The bottom edge is trimmed in gold, along with the handle, finial, and edges. There is a pretty gold design on the spout.
There are no chips, nicks, cracks or crazing.
The green underglaze maker’s mark is Elite L France. The red overglaze factory decorating mark is the man inside a shield with Elite Works above and Limoges France below.
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