Gorgeous 19th century 'Vieux Paris' porcelain Ch. Pillivuyt et Cie floral saucier or gravy boat with painted yellow, pink, and blue flowers. Could be used for gravy or sauces, to display fruits, or flowers.
Pillivuyt et Cie is one of the oldest and most prestigious French porcelain brands.
Pillivuyt porcelain production was founded by Jean-Louis-Richard Pillivuyt in Foëcy in 1818, an area chosen for its proximity to Limoges where kaolin deposits had just been discovered. By 1823 he already been awarded his first exhibition medal in New York as a sign of his success. Building on this success, by 1847 the first Pillivuyt retail store was established 46 rue du Paradis in Paris.
Between 1855 to 1867 Charles Pillivuyt led the company to its peak. His success was rapid and Pillivuyt was honored with numerous and successive gold medals during the universal expositions.
- Ch. Pillivuyt et Cie floral saucier measures 22.5 x 12 cm, 12.5 cm tall (8.9 x 4.7 inches, 4.9 inches tall)
- Stamped: Ch.PILLIVUYT & Cie Paris, Exp 1867-1878, Medailles d'Or.
- Very good condition
CARE: We recommend washing this Ch. Pillivuyt et Cie floral saucier by hand because of the gold detailing. Use a mild detergent in warm water. If you don't plan on doing the dishes immediately, give your plates a quick rinse to remove as much food as possible. It's best to rinse your dishes rather than let pieces sit too long in soapy water.
Ch. Pillivuyt et Cie floral saucier discovered at a brocante in Paris' 5th Arrondissement.