This incredibly lovely and seems to be quite rare! Or T&V (Tressemanes & Vogt), one of the factories doing business in the Limoges region of France at the end of the 19th century. This bell makers mark was used by Tressemanes & Vogt of Limoges, France, from 1891 to 1907.
On the Hair Receiver is a dark green band around the white porcelain center and around entire piece with hand painted holly berry garland on top of the band. The edges/rim of the tray are all gilded in genuine gold.Assuming that it is 24k but Im not certain of this. All are in good condition! The Serving Tray or Platter has the exact same markings; only the word DEPOSE is under the word France on this piece. There is a tiny chip on the rim of the hair receiving bowl portion.
Appears inside of a red bell with the word France (also in red) Below this in dark green is T&V surrounded by a rectangle with rounded edges and below this is the word FRANCE in the same green. Some of the gold gilding has worn off, most obvious on the top of the hair receiver. Gold has worn off in may places but most of them dont show much when using the tray as a serving piece.
Certainly expected in a set that is over 100 years old. I have purposely left this slightly dirty. It is a gorgeous set and I did not wish to damage the piece.
The company name is either Tressemann & Vogt. In 1840 he opened an import house in New York, then office in Limoges (1850s) when he soon began decorating porcelain for export. His son Charles Vogt (d1886) and his nephew Frederic Dose (d1908) joined the New York company in 1865 and traded as Vogt & Dose, which also had a decorating studio in New York. Dose took over in 1886 then was succeeded by Gustave Vogt whose son Charly managed the New York operations, which closed in 1931. In 1891 they bought two small porcelain factories in Faubourg Montjovis (Limoges) and made high quality whiteware for export to the USA.
The company was commissioned in 1891 to produce a dinner service for President Harrison. Tressemann retired in 1907 and Gustave Vogt became sole owner and changed the name to Porcelaine Gustave Vogt. In 1919 Martial Reynaud bought the company and continued using the T&V mark as well as his own Reynaud mark.
Reynaud porcelain remains in business today. Article about Hair Receivers and why the Victorian women of the past used to save their hair. The item "RARE Antique Christmas T&V Limoges France Holly Berry Tray & Hair Jar 3-pc. SET" is in sale since Sunday, November 22, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Decorative Collectible Brands\Limoges\Other Limoges Collectibles". The seller is "buffalosandbutterflies35" and is located in Tulare, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Australia, Mexico, New Zealand, Bermuda.