Minus a lid, we imagined this antique chocolate pot as one most beautiful pitcher or vase.
Hand painted pink roses against a bright white Limoges form sweep upward, toward a gilt handle which swoops downward to a flared bottom of raised gold ribbon twists, the core colored in a delightful emerald green. More roses, more gold and green to the scalloped foot.
The unsung hero, however, is the embossed gold and leaf band, hidden near the handle. Romantic and dreamy.
Origin: France; c. 1937-1941; pre-owned
Dimensions: 10 1/4"H x 5 1/4"W (base)
Condition: Great. There are no chips, cracks, crazing, or stains. Very light specks of gold loss to textured points on the handle and top scalloped rim is noted. One speck of darker red paint is seen on one of the roses at the bottom.
There is no lid, but this is a beautiful piece with sharp detail, vivid colors, and bright gold.