This Jean Pouyat Limoges hand-painted and decorated tankard/pitcher measures a monumental 15" high by 9" across the handle by 6" in diameter. It has a classic, yet shapely form, with an awesome Dragon/Serpent handle, which is decorated in green with gilt trim. The tankard/pitcher is decorated with an abundance of grapes in purple and red hues over this expansive palette, trimmed with gilt, simply gorgeous artwork by the artist, whose signature reads 'C.H. Simmon', dated 1909. It bears the Limoges ink stamp Jean Pouyat factory underglaze mark 5 (circa 1891) 'JP/L, France'. Limoges sold their white porcelain ware to china-painters at the turn of the last century into the early 20th century. Many women, some very talented, mostly homemakers, were buying items to decorate in women's groups, or simply to work on at home in their leisure time. Some pieces are very ornate, some pretty, pretty decorative objects, and then some such as this beautifully hand-painted tankard/pitcher revealing truly artistic talent. The styles varied from Art Nouveau to Arts & Crafts motifs, sometimes transitioning to more of an Art Deco style. This very large tankard/pitcher is glazed in a ground of porcelain ivory, with very complementary colors in the decoration. It is in factory original condition, no apologies. This china-painted tankard/pitcher with a fabulous Dragon/Serpent handle makes an awesome presentation! Shipping will be based upon your zip code because of its large size.
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