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I had great difficulty uploading the picture a couple days ago, but was successful today.  Can anyone tell me whether this is an authentic Jean Pouyet (Limoges) dish?  The mark on the bottom shows J.P. on top of a horizontal line with an L beneath the line.  The mark is in blue, not red.  There is no \”France\” stamped on it.  My mother-in-law thought it might be from the 1893 Chicago World\’s Fair, but wasn\’t sure.  I have not been able to find the pattern name nor confirm the date.  Any help greatly appreciated.

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French goods are not my glass of beer but I know some quite well. The color of Pouyat marks is irrelevant; also they added “France” on export items only, speaking against the World Fair theory as those would have had to be marked with a country of origin. Sadly the described mark was in use between 1890 and 1932 so that is a large pool of possibilities. As I can not see any pictures … are you sure the item was not re-decorated ? Many hobbyists did not sign off their work, so there is a small chance the item is not original anymore.

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Thank you, Friedrich, for your insight. It has been quite difficult finding any further info as the decorator did not sign the work. I corresponded with a French antique expert who told me it most likely dates between 1870 and 1890. Even though Kovel indicated the photo was successfully uploaded, it appears it did not upload. I give up. I only mentioned the mark was blue because Kovel says it should be red. I do not believe the piece was re-decorated. It does, however, show years of use because alot of the gilting is worn off in places. I have scoured pages and pages of images trying to find one like it to no avail. Thank you again for taking the time to respond.

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