Art Nouveau Nude Decorated Lidded Porcelain Jar. Limoges. French, Circa 1905

$885

France, Circa 1905 c.

Height:
8 1/2"
Width:
5 1/4"
Depth:
5 1/4"
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Uniquely decorated porcelain Limoges jar with a wide winged span nude woman and a duck flying out of her hair, perhaps beckoning her to join in the flight. Her legs and feet end as one “a la mermaid”. She is quite beautiful and is holding a bouquet of flowers in front of her. The same image appears on the other side. She is hand painted with brown hair, skin tones, with white and black detail to the “butterfly like” double wings. The duck is painted brown and black. Two gold leaf bands circumvents the vessel at the bottom and two thirds up. A blue band above the gold band at the base completes the hand painted decoration of the exterior. The interior of the jar is painted a light colored lime green. The underneath is clearly marked “P L Limoges, France” (see images). The original brass colored lid accompanies the piece. The condition of the jar is excellent, original, and there is no overpaint or chips. The lid to the jar has several chips around the circumference base and has some wear. Overall, a beautiful piece of French porcelain with an unique Art Nouveau form and decoration; an attractive vanity piece.
Size: 8 1/2″ high x 5 1/4″ diameter at the base; 3 3/4″diameter at the top.
Limoges began making pottery in the late 18th century and is still active today.