Antique limoges china / mintone bowls

Nov 12, 2019. 19:10 UTC
Antique Limoges China / Mintone bowls
United States of America

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Both 9 1/2 inches X 1 3/4 inches. China


Inherited from an old friend in his 90s. I believe it to be very old. Its possible my friend had previously inherited from his family.

Answered within about 17 hours
Nov 13, 12:40 UTC
By Delia

Fair Market Value

$120 - $180 USD

Insurance Value

$300 USD
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Good afternoon, Nicholas,

Thanks for confirming the marks on the backs of the bowls.
The 'e' in Mintone was dropped in 1892, when it became known as "Minton", and it is fairly unusual to find pieces with this older mark. The city of Limoges had several manufacturers - including the Limoges company, which at the time this bowl would have been made (late 19th century) would have been made by the Haviland company and would have that mark as well. Both of these bowls are fairly rare given that they do not align with the vast numbers of either Limoges or Minton pieces swamping the market but which, happily for you, makes them more valuable. (more typical examples would be worth maybe $25-35)

The decoration is such one typically finds on children's plates, cups and bowls; it is fairly informal and appears to be in very good condition.

Based on the photographs and information provided, and subject to examination, you have"

An antique porcelain child's bowl
Made by Mintone, England, prior to 1892
9 1/2 inches diameter by 1 3/4 inches.high

together with

An antique porcelain child's bowl
Made in Limoges, France, circa 1900
9 1/2 inches diameter by 1 3/4 inches high

Please let us know if you have additional items to appraise, and thank you for using Mearto.

Nicholas hall Nov 14, 16:30 UTC

The first bowl of the fishing man has mintone mark on back. The other has Limoges china mark on back. The back of the bowls are blank solid white except for the marks that I have photographed.

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