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.
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.