This Charming Set Of 12 Silver And Limoges Porcelain Cassolettes By Pot & Cie are decorated in the Louis XVI Style.
They are very rare to find and were used to serve either ‘Amuses Bouches’ or a Cold treat between courses or ‘Entremet’.
The Silver Cassolettes are fitted with two handles etched with Acanthus leaves and circled by a ribboned reed on the upper part.
The Limoges inserts are decorated in the Louis XVI Style with a lovely garland of roses and leaves.
The outside of the inserts is ribbed.
All the inserts are marked with the Limoges Stamp.
The set is presented in its original fitted box and was sold by a jeweler in Toulouse. The box is in very good condition.
The measures above are that of the Silver Cassolettes the Limoges inserts mesaure:
1.29 height x 2.55 in diameter.
The Hallmark is Minerva 1 – 1st Title (950/1000) for Paris 1838/1919.
The Makers Mark is for Pot & Cie (Pot and Compagnie) who registered its Mark in 1908 and had its workshop located 97 Boulevard de Sebastopol in Paris
The porcelain was made by Charles ARHENFELD who came from Paris and was one of Limoges’ porcelain decorators between 1868 and 1894 and worked with several houses in Limoges. In 1894 he created his own factory in Limoges at 83 Faubourg de Montjovis.