Gorgeous Jean Pouyat Limoges Planter & Base; all original! Great for avid collectors.
Antique Jean Pouyat Limoges Planter & Base- 1891
- The Pouyat family was one of the oldest French names connected with the Limoges porcelain industry. Jean Pouyat’s grandfather had a faience factory in the 1760s at St. Yrieix. He also owned KAaolin factory in the area in the late 1700s.
Jean’s father, François, operated a hard paste porcelain factory in Paris from the early 1800s until around 1840. Jean Pouyat established a company circa 1842 at Limoges. Jean died in 1849, and the business was carried on by his son. About 1883, the company became known as La Céramique. The Pouyat and William Guérin companies were joined in 1912.
This jardiniere has a very intricate floral design with overlapping gilt scroll work. As is typical with Pouyat, the colors are distinctly vivid and the gilt scroll work is simply mesmerizing. There are no cracks or chips and it is in museum quality condition. It looks to have never of been used, as you can tell from interior of jardiniere. This piece has the original base that matches. Makers mark, JPL, France, on the bottom.
Great for floral decorations, decor, and various interior uses!
Jardiniere- Height- 7 inches/ Width- 6 3/4 inches
Base- Height- 1 inch/ Width- 8 inches