Antique Limoges French porcelain vase, hand painted with gorgeous yellow poppies and topped with a heavy gold pierced collar. Signed in gold by the artist, L.E.H., and dated 1898, this piece was produced by the French porcelain factory of Jean Pouyat. This large bulbous vase is the largest size of this mold produced by Pouyat. The vase is in excellent condition with some gold wear around the top rim. I have retaken the photos to show how stunning this piece is, especially if displayed on a shelf or mantle. The gold is original and was heavily applied. The pierced collar around the top of the vase is a highly coveted mold, as the intricate piercing was often damaged. The vase stands 6" tall with a 24" circumference. The gold collar is 1 1/2" wide and has a 4" diameter across the top of the vase. The quality of the painting is very fine. Dated 1898.
Limoges Gold Pierced Collar Vase Yellow Poppies