RARE and marvelous vintage Limoges hand decorated and jeweled very large punch bowl with 12 matching pedestal cups. The punch bowl has the rings of raised gilt enamel on the peacock's tail, but does not (nor ever did) have the little red cabochon jewels that decorate each of the 12 matching cups. The colors are gorgeous with a wonderful light turquoise blue background with darker turquoise peacocks with gilt pom pom designs between each of the peacocks. The interior of the punch bowl and the cups is a pearlized luster with designs painted in gilt. Please excuse the flash that glares on the photos of the punch bowl. It is a very large piece and was hard to photograph--impossible to photograph without the flash. Each little cup is just a fabulous work of art! The punch bowl is not signed, but most of the cups have the stamp that I have photographed. The punch bowl is 13 1/2" in diameter and 6" in total height The pom pom leaves on the branches are just the perfect touch to the fabulous peacocks parading around the bowl and the pedestal cups. There is some discoloration on the inside of the bowl--maybe some wear to the luster or just slightly discolored from use. Nothing significant, but wanted to mention for accuracy. Each of the little cups are about 3 1/4" in height and 3 1/2" across. Some of the jewels (little red cabochons) are missing and there is gilt wear to the rim of the cups from use. This is an extremely RARE Limoges set in great vintage condition. The cups are marked Lacyaie(?) Limoges PP France.
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