Inside the cartouches are vivid hand painted multicolored floral sprays. The chocolate pot has embossing and fluting making it very pretty. The vertical panels are sprinkled with small, raised gold florals. The decorative chocolate pot is beautiful and could be used for a variety of purposes.Being from the early 1890's, this is a great example of the porcelain of that era. Note the extensive wear to the gold on the handle.
This chocolate pot was lovingly used for many years. CONDITION: While this chocolate pot is classified as used, the condition is good for the age. The handle to the lid has been repaired many years ago.
The flange of the lid was chipped and skillfully glued. There are a few very minor nicks to the rim of the foot. The gold is almost completely worn off the handle, but the white of the porcelain on the handle looks very nice. We find no other nicks, chips, scratches, cracks, hairlines, or other repairs. There appears to be minor age appropriate wear to the pale yellow background color and no crazing.Study the photos to see this. DIMENSIONS: The chocolate pot handle to spout measures 6 3/4" with a maximum diameter of 5" and a height of 9 1/4. The capacity is 44 ounces. HISTORY/MARKS: Begun in the 1850's, Vogt & Dose became Tressemann & Vogt when Emillien Tressemann joined the company in 1882.
This was essentially a decorating studio which began manufacturing their own china in 1891 in Limoges, France. The company continued until it was dissolved due to the retirement of Tressemann in 1907. T&V is well known for its quality whiteware and boldly decorated hand paintings. The marks used on this item are the manufacturers underglaze mark in green referenced in Mary Frank Gaston's Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, 3rd edition as mark #4a.This mark was used in the early 1890's. In addition, there is also the red overglaze importer/retailer's mark Ovington Bros. Ovington Brothers China and Glass was founded by brothers, Theodore and Edward S. Ovington, in 1845 on Fulton Street near the ferry. The last of three brothers to run the store passed away in 1909. Only the best was commissioned and imported for Ovingtons who were importers and dealers of high quality European glassware and porcelains.
Ovington, Jr and Charles K. Ovington joined the company in 1878. It operated under the same name and continued to do so after brothers, Theodore and Edward S. Ovington, died in 1909 just two months apart. This confirms the circa for this chocolate pot to be the early 1890's.
Pickard China has a long history dating back to 1893 when Wilder Pickard established his company in Edgerton, Wisconsin. Towards the end of the century, he moved his business to Chicago and specialized in hand painted porcelain and art pieces. He listed this as his business location through 1902. Picard gradually acquired the use of a number of nearby horse barns evolving into a fragmented studio. He still depended on much "cottage" work.He moved to Ravenwood Studio in 1905 on the North Side of Chicago. LeRoy first worked at Pickards in 1898 to 1903. He moved to the Edward W. Donath Studio in 1906 staying until 1928.
He was a prolific painter of subjects such as cherry sprays, strawberry sprays, apple blossoms and gooseberries with an occasional bird. His compositions with dark backgrounds and embellished gold borders with raised paste were some of Pickard's best in this style. 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.
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