This porcelain chocolate cup and saucer was produced in France by Jean Pouyat Limoges in the 1890s. The porcelain was produced and decorated at the factory. The saucer is
4 7/8 inches in diameter. The cup is 3 inches tall with a diameter of 2 1/4 inches. The ground color is powder blue. Art Nouveau style dandelions are hand painted and hand gilded on each piece. It is richly gilded on the rims and handle. Having been acquainted with Haviland
Feu de Four pieces, it is likely that this particular cup and saucer was created with that process after examining the decoration carefully. It does not say that specifically, doing so might have broken patent regulations with Haviland. However, there is gilded writing in French, “Paint et Dore` a la Main,” hand painted and hand gilded. There are two other markings plus painted letters and numbers. This is an above average item produced by Pouyat of rare beauty.
Condition: Excellent, without defects of any kind.