L. Bernardaud & Co. made this fine French Limoges scalloped bowl. Butterflies decorate the bowl, both inside and outside. There are 5 different butterflies on the interior and 4 on the exterior. The outside of the bowl has rows of raised small scallops, giving a beautiful texture. The top edge of the bowl is gilded and there is a gilded ring around the base of the bowl. The color palette is a lovely combination of yellow, gray, russet, blue, and dark brown. The bowl is 6 and 3/8 inches at the widest point. The height is 2.5 inches. On the bottom of the bowl is "B & Co Limoges France" in green and also "L. Bernardaud & Co Limoges." Since "France" appears instead of "Made in France" the bowl predates 1921.
Antique French Bernardaud Limoges Butterfly Bowl