A beautiful early to mid 19th century Old Paris Porcelain bolted Tazza by Ed. Honore with heavy gilt trim. Honore was a favorite of the Royalty and wealthy people of Europe during the early 1800's until 1860. His pieces can be found in museums and private collections around the world. Honore pieces were on display at the 1844 Industrial Exhibition and an article found compared his work to the likes of Sevres.
The pedestal is decorated with a beautiful leaf design covered in heavy gold. The center of the compote has a golden, raised flower with many petals which decorates the center screw. The piece will be beautiful displayed up high as the underside is simply gorgeous. The underside of the reticulated compote is painted with a generous, thick layer of gold surrounding each reticulated loop and the embossed raised leaf designs that mimic the leaves on the pedestal. The base has another thick layer of gold trim and two sides have a highly stylized monogram design. I think one of the letters is a G.
8" tall, 10" wide across the top and 5 3/8" across the base. There is strong red Ed. Honore Scroll mark on the underside of the base.
Condition: Excellent Antique condition considering it is more than 150 years old. There are no chips, no cracks, no crazing. Only some minor loss of gilt. There appears to be a restoration at he base of the reticulated plate and the pedestal where the gold is slightly different in color.
This will be doubled boxed for safe shipping.