The superb clay deposits in the Limoges region of France gave rise to a bustling and productive porcelain industry. Many fine porcelain manufacturers and decorating studios produced a wealth of beautiful dinnerware which have not only withstood the test of time, but which also continues to set the standard in fine dinnerware!
We are featuring four matching Jean Pouyat Limoges cobalt and gold medallion plates with a green JPL backstamp that was used by the company between 1891 and 1932. These plates also bear the backstamp of the distributor, Wright, Tyndale & Van Roden of Philadelphia, which, based on our research, closed its doors in 1928. Thus, these plates are quite probably no newer than 1928 and may be significantly older. Those viewers who are afficianados of the Jean Pouyat Limoges factory are well familiar with the elaborate designs and rich paintings that were the hallmark of this eminent studio. These plates, which are 8-1/2" in diameter, will not disappoint: against the characteristically even and translucent white background of the plate, the JPL artisans set a border nearly 1-1/2" wide that begins with gilded scrollwork and then blends from a lacy gold edge to the depths of the cobalt border. An elaborate gold medallion graces the centers of these plates.
There is no damage to any of the plates aside from a few faint knife marks on the gold medallions -- they are in remarkably good condition given the age of these lovely plates. Our photographs of the JPL plates show the featured plates alone, and paired as salad plates with our gorgeous antique Lenox 'American Belleek' B10 Cobalt dinner plates, in addition to other vintage or antique tabletop items. We hope that our viewers will find our table settings helpful in demonstrating how antique, vintage and even modern items can be merged to create an exceptional modern tabletop. Of course, many of the items shown with our Jean Pouyat medallion plates are also for sale and are featured on this website.
Please note that this sale is for the four Jean Pouyat cobalt and gold medallion plates only.
Our shipping costs on this set of dishes will be $22.00. If this seems a tad high, please understand that in most instances, we will actually pay more to ship your items than we are actually charging! In addition, we will often send sets of dishes in multiple boxes because we pack them very carefully, to ensure that they reach you in the condition that they were in when they left our care. We often joke with each other that we could probably stick a stamp and a mailing address on our bubble-wrapped items, and dispense entirely with the box. That is because we use a large quantity of bubble wrap and other packing materials to protect the items that you buy. So please understand that the shipping we charge you reflects only a portion of our actual cost!