Tressemanes & Vogt (Limoges, France)
and Pitkins & Brooks (Chicago)
Wild Roses, Gold Encrusted Border
A very charming hand-painted saucer made by Tressemanes (or Tressemann) & Vogt (T&V, Limoges, France). There is a second red bell mark for T.V, with Pitkins & Brooks Chicago. Pitkins & Brooks was a decorating company in Chicago, with high-quality renowned artists painting imported blanks, that were then re-sold to high-end stores such as Marshall Fields.
This very lovely small plate measures 5.75 inches wide across the embossed rim. It is in good to very good condition. There is some wear to the gold trim (mainly on the embossed parts), but the pink and white roses and leaves are very solid. There are no chips, cracks, flakes, hairlines, utensil marks, or crazing that I can find.
There is a T&V green mark on the base, with France Depose. There is a second red bell mark for T.V / France, which was used by Tressemann & Vogt, Limoges, France, 1907-1919. The red bell has an arched decorator’s mark for Pitkins & Brooks Chicago.