Large antique French deep cobalt Sarreguemines pitcher and wash basin set with elaborate gold armorial monogram and Japonaise Art Nouveau design with butterflies and jewelled highlights. Turquoise interior and bottom finish. Impressed Sarreguemines mark (see in picture of pitcher alone, inserted lower right) with serif lettering dating it to 1900 or earlier. Monogram armorial as shown.
Pitcher about 12" high, 10" spout to handle; basin 16" diameter and 5.4" high. Very good condition, no cracks hairlines or repairs. Alas, one small chip pitcher rim little right of spout not easily visible. Wear to gold along the basin rim. Gold patterns all over the set are all intact.
An exceptionally decorative set. The cobalt blue is reminiscent of deep Sevres cobalt color. Almost pristine set.