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This AMAZING antique set of WM Guerin Limoges is complete for a 12 person dinnerware set. The set has a pinkish purple flower with green leaves and buds. Very pretty.
It includes 12 Dinner plates
12 Luncheon plate (salad plate)
11 deep soup bowls
12 fruit nappies
12 Tea cups and Saucers
1 open vegetable bowl (9 inch)
1 medium platter (12 inch)
1 Large platter ( 18 inch)
All in very good condition. Actually amazing condition for their age.
The under glaze "LIMOGES FRANCE" appears to be part of the Wm Guerin Mark, and the over glaze fleurs de lis shield mark, is so similar to the Saint Martial mark used by Bawo and Dotter (Elite), that I believe it to be one of their's.
I have one set where most pieces have both these marks; and then, there are several other pieces in the same set that have the full Guerin mark under glaze, then, stamped over glaze with the shield mark. So...my view... as explained in my eBay listings, is that these are porcelain blanks made by Wm Guerin and decorated by Bawo and Dotter (start 1890's).
Guerin was around a long time before then, producing and decorating their own. Guerin merged with Jean Pouyat around 1911, who had it's own history-- both probably supplied B&D with blanks for decorating.
Bawo and Dotter took over Guerin around 1920-21 ... becoming Guerin/Pouyat/Elite. The Depression arrived; closing the company in 1932.