ITEM # 11423 (Box-1)
Unmarked Limoges, Bawo & Dotter Co, imported Limoges blank hand decorated.
Upon research I discovered that an artist by the name of Crumley was employed by Bawo & Dotter Company, a Limoges distributor in New York City from 1860-1932 as a porcelain decorator. This box, along with many other porcelain pieces, some marked Limoges, some not, were purchased as a collection by myself from the deceased estate of a Mrs. Crumley.
Further research also concluded that Bawo & Dotter often employed women in what was referred to as the "cottage movement", so named for the women in their employ were given Limoges blanks to return home with, paint, and return for sale and distribution.
I believe some of the unmarked pieces in Mrs. Crumley's collection were blanks she had painted and for whatever reason decided to retain, hence not carrying the Limoges back stamp. I am attributing this piece to be Limoges based on my research as well as the shape and texture of the porcelain.
No chips cracks or repairs, just typical wear due to age and handling.
Jar measures 5 1/4" wide and 3" tall.
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