This beautiful vanity dresser tray is marked Hand painted in Blue Cursive. With the green JP over the L, which signifies it was painted in Limoges. Over the JPL it says Pat.
It is beautifully bordered in gold with a pale green. Background over which lovely red flowers are painted. It measures 12.5 " x 9" and has an attractive shape.It is signed Emile which many attribute t. Son Emile who took over the company with his brothers. It is free of cracks or chips or any other defects. Covering all but a slight wearing. So I would say 95% of gold is covering. This is the nicest example of a JPL vanity dresser tray currently on the market. It will be packed well padded for safe arrival. BRIEF HISTORY: The Pouyat family had a long history in pottery and porcelain. Pierre Pouyat established a faience manufacturing company at Saint-Yrieix around 1760. His son, Francois Pouyat (1752 - 1838) also had an interest in the pottery business as he owned clay deposits and clay works in the Haute-Vienne region.
From 1795 to 1800, Francois became a partner with Laurentius Russinger in Manufacture de la Courtille, a hard paste manufaturing business at the Locre factory in Paris. In 1800, Francois emerged as the sole owner of La Courtille, and his sons, Leonard and Jean-Baptiste joined him in operating the factory. In 1816, the two Pouyat brothers formed a partnership with the owner of a factory in Fours to produce porcelain for decoration in Paris.
They bought the factory in 1820, and Leonard Pouyat directed operations until his death 1845. The Fours factory continued in production until 1865. However, Pére Francois Pouyat was not yet finished in the porcelain business: he opened a small factory in Limoges in 1832, and then in 1835 he bought a clayworks and porcelain workshop established in Saint-Leonard, near Limoges. Jean-Baptiste joined his father at this operation and in 1840 succeeded him as head of operations. Jean-Baptiste enlarged the Limoges factory about 1844, when it employed 127 workers.
This factory made porcelain of exceptional whiteness and even texture; the pieces decorated at the factory were renowned for their artistry and elegance. Comolera, a modeller, provided designs for Pouyat for over 20 years. Jean Baptiste Pouyat was succeeded by his sons Emile (1806-92), Louis (b 1809) and Leonard-Eugene (1817-76).
Emil trained at the Locre factory (Paris) and was head of the Limoges factory from 1849 to 1883. Guerin bought the Pouyat Limoges factory in 1911. The item "Fabulous Hand Painted Jean Pouyat Signed Emile Vanity Tray 12.5 x9" is in sale since Sunday, September 26, 2021. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Limoges". The seller is "debsbeeboy" and is located in Provo, Utah.
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