All of the gold is in very good condition. The hand painting is also in very good condition. It is most likely this set was used for display only. Provenance - this set belonged to my grandmother who loved to collect beautiful china and did travel to France.She was born in 1900, and passed in the 1960s. Colors - soft blue, gold, rose, green, off white. Tea pot with lid - 3.25" high (not including lid) and 4.50" high with lid. 7.5 wide tip to tip. Marks - the Tea Pot has the W G mark, most likely W.
Creamer - 3 high; has the J P L mark. Sugar with lid - 3.5 high; has the J P L mark.Cups - 2.25" high; Only one cup is marked and it states "Theo Haviland Limoges France. Saucers - 4.78 diameter; The saucers have no stamp, but they have a difficult to read indented mark in the porcelain, on the bottom, that looks like a number, perhaps the factory. Please look at the photos. Contact me if you have a question. About Limoges at this time.
The world exhibitions stimulated competition and development for the factory. That is why, as of 1851, the objects were marked, so that they could be recognized by the thousands of visitors of the exhibitions. The expertise and technical knowledge of the factories were undisputable.
This is also the era when the factories aimed at developing the name Blanc de Limoges, in order to endorse the quality of the porcelain clay and the perfection of the production technique. The objects shown impress with their perfect form and their whiteness.The most representative factory is without any doubt the one of Pouyat. The piece de resistance, a rise grain service presented at a world exhibition, was realised after a design of the renowned Parisian artist Albert Dammousse. The technique used consisted of hollowing out the porcelain, after which the holes were filled with translucent enamel. The factory of Haviland dominated the last quarter of the century. Félix Bracquemond, artistic director of a research workshop which was opened by C.
Haviland in the district Auteuil in Paris, introduced decorations in Limoges inspired by Japanese ones. Thanks to its American offices, Haviland opened up the market for Limoges porcelain on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. Besides the famous white porcelain, Limoges developed the technique of Grand Feu (baking at a very high temperature), which makes it possible to obtain elegant and subtle colours.This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Tea & Coffee Pots". The seller is "jerseywaters" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.