Here is a truly spectacular set of display pieces from William Guerin & Co. They made some of the finest of all the old porcelain from Limoges. The set consists of matching salt and pepper shakers with a fabulous sugar bowl.The photos do the set no justice at all. The bowl has a maximum total width just short of 6 inches. The shakers are about 3 inches tall. This set is quite unique - all the decoration is hand painted to quite exceptional detail with a painterly expression - some superior talent was involved with these pieces to be sure.
The "background" is a light cream on top, changing to a light pinkish at the bottom of each piece. The hand painted pattern consists of violets surrounded by gold-veined leaves on green stalks. This pattern repeats around all the pieces, with three violets per shaker, and six violets on the bowl, with two on its top.Near mint, the only noticeable issue is a trace of rippling in the gold finish at the extreme lower edge of the base. Almost certainly a factory mark. It appears to be initialed on the bowl under one handle. They appear to be the initials W L.
This is shown in the last image. I had to photo shop this photo to bring out the initials, the image does not represent the true colors of the bowl. The same initials are seen on each shaker just below the violet. They can be seen just barely as a gold mark among the green stalks in the main image.
They appear only once on each piece. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchen Tools & Gadgets\Salt & Pepper Shakers". The seller is "fieroformula" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped to United States.