C. 1891 Limoges RARE Jean Pouyat French Elephant Handle Jardiniere & Claw Foot Plinth Stand Hand Painted Lily
This is a stunning , very large and impressive hand-decorated Jean Pouyat Limoges France jardinière. The shoulders having elaborately detailed elephant form handles and the body is hand-painted with floral decoration. The bowl is resting on a separate footed base which is an impressive piece in and of itself. It is hand painted with lilies all around in a natural pattern and encrusted with gold around the top. There are gilded highlights to the elephant handles, plinth and bowl itself.
The jardinière and plinth are both marked with the JP Limoges mark
Height 13.75 inches, width 17.5 inches.
Condition: Restorations including a glued chip which can be seen in the photos as well as a spider crack. Both flaws are shown in photos This can be turned towards the back and it will not show. The plinth is is good condition with exception to a chip to inside rim. This doesn't show at all with the jardiniere in place or if you used it to hold another piece. Discounted drastically due to the damage but still stable and would make a stunning planter!