Porcelain dinner service decorated in a polychrome Kakiemon motif. Manufactured by Porcellaines Pallas in Limoges, France, circa 1930.   

The subtly shaped pieces each have a gilt edge, floral border, and central decoration depicting a bird with colorful plumage, sitting in a blossoming tree, looking to the sky.

Undersides marked with a stylized cartouche that reads ‘Porcellaines Pallas Limoges France’ in a blue underglaze.

 

In fine condition. The decoration and gilding are fresh and bright with few signs of wear. The only damage is to one piece - one of the handles of one of the gravy serving dishes is broken and missing – otherwise, the service is in excellent condition and free from stains, cracks, chips or losses.

 

77 pieces total:

  • 36 dinner plates: 24.5 cm diameter

  • 12 soup bowls: 25 cm diameter

  • 12 salad / dessert plates: 22.5 cm diameter

  • 1 large round low bowl: 30.5 cm diameter, 5 cm height

  • 1 large round high bowl: 26.5 cm diameter, 10 cm height

  • 1 large oval soup tureen with lid:  36 cm length, 23 cm width, 19 cm height (w lid)

  • 1 medium oval soup tureen with lid: 31 cm length, 20 cm width, 15 cm height (with lid)

  • 1 large oval serving platter: 50.5 cm length, 32.5 cm width, 5.5 cm height

  • 1 medium oval serving platter:  42 cm length, 28 cm width, 5 cm height

  • 1 small oval serving platter: 35.5 cm length, 24 cm width, 4 cm height.

  • 1 round platter:  32.5 cm diameter, 4 cm height

  • 1 round platter on high raised foot: 23.5 cm diameter, 12.5 cm height

  • 2 round platters on low raised feet: 22.5 cm diameter, 6 cm height

  • 2 oval gravy serving dishes with integrated drip plates: 25 cm length, 17 cm width, 10 cm height (one with damaged handle)

  • 2 small oval serving dishes: 23.5 cm length, 12.5 cm width, 3.5 cm height

 

Kakiemon is a style of porcelain that originated in the Hizen province of Japan in the Edo period /  mid-17th century. It was widely popular and imitated by European porcelain manufacturers from the 18th century onward.

 

Price: 1250 Euros

Porcelain Dinner Service 'Pallas a Limoges', Circa 1930