"Beauty itself doth of itself persuade/The eyes of men without an orator," by William Shakespeare.

Perhaps, as Shakespeare states, no words are necessary to describe true beauty; yet this exquisite punch bowl set invites (perhaps demands) description. Elegance and charm, sophistication and, yes, beauty are embodied in this lovely T & V Limoges hand painted punch bowl and pedestal base with 10 matching cups.

The lush vineyard is depicted with care from the hint of woody vines on the footed base rising through verdant greenery to the leafy clusters of ripe, redolent grapes in all of their possible hues from soft tangerine to plum red to deepest purple entwined and encircling this scroll-rimmed punch bowl. The theme continues inside the bowl as the grape-laden vines reach their delicate tendrils toward the pastel sky.

Each of the ten matching cups individually depicts a different scene within the vineyard motif. Each cup is highlighted with a gold rim and handle. All cups present a lovely pastel peach interior creating a luscious vessel for your favorite punch.

The T & V under glaze back stamp on all 12 pieces is the T & V mark 8, circa 1907, as detailed in "Antique Limoges at Home" by Debby DuBay, copyright 2002.

The punch bowl alone measures 14" in diameter with a height of 6 1/2". When seated on the base, the bowl stands 9 1/2" tall. The cups measure 2 1/2" in height with a rim diameter of 3 1/2". All pieces are in excellent condition with no chips or cracks with the exception of slight usage wear on the under part of the legs of the base. Additional photos are available upon request.

Adorn your home with this lovely statement of elegance. Whether, like Shakespeare, you decide that this beauty may stand on its own or whether, like most of us, you can not give enough expression to its loveliness; it is, and can remain forever, the beautiful set that it is.

ITEM ID
IJU688
TYPE
Limoges, Porcelain
ORIGIN
France • French
PURPOSE
Cups, Punch Bowls
ITEM TYPE
Antique

Lady Lavender Antiques

Limoges Punch Bowl with Pedestal Plinth and 10 Handled Cups

$2,500

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