Elegant Decorative Set of 2 PLATES 8 5/8 from JPL (Jean Pouyat) Limoges, France, HAND PAINTED by a Talented Artist F. DESCRIPTION: This set of plates was designed in a very classic pattern with hand painted strawberries with blooms, gooseberries with green leaves and stems by a talented artist, F.
The overall quality of the design is quite professional. The fruits are set on washes that vary in color from orange to yellow to green. The 1/4 wide gold ring around most of the circumference of the plate is outlined in a hand drawn black lines on both sides. The leaves & fruits are painted across this gold band.
The back of the plate is the high white of the porcelain. CONDITION: While this plate is classified as used, its condition is superb. We can find no defects or damage.
There are no chips, nicks, cracks, rubbings, scratches, crazing or hairlines. There is no wear to the paint or to the gold on the rim. DIMENSIONS: The plates have a diameter of 8 3/8" and a height of 1". HISTORY/MARKS: The Pouyat family was one of the oldest French names associated with the porcelain in the Limoges region dating all the way back to the 1700's. Jean Pouyat began a company in 1842 at Limoges and the business was carried on by his sons after his death in 1849.
About 1883, the company became known as La Ceramique. The now famous JPL backstamps were used beginning in 1851 and the specific one that is on this plate is called mark #5 Mary Frank Gaston in Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, 3. Please view all pictures carefully as they are part of the description.
The stand was used as a photo prop and is not part of this listing. See additional international policies below. This is ready to use or display with pride in your home. We strive to have satisfied customers. Please view each photo carefully.We try to include enough information while noting any imperfections that we see. Request additional photos as needed. We deal primarily with antique and vintage items. Since these items are of considerable age, normal age appropriate wear can be expected and the items are not "new" or necessarily in "perfect" condition. Listing and template services provided by inkFrog. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Plates". The seller is "semloh" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.