Large Armorial Punch Bowl by Porcelaine de Paris
France Ca 1940
During world war 2 "porcelain de Paris," a French manufacturer and decorator of porcelain opened a decorating studio in New York to adorn their own ware as well as blanks made by other companies. Their mark -since the 18th century- has always been two crossed blue arrows. When in NY they added a red pseudo-Chinese mark. These decorative marks have been wrongly attributed to Samson of Paris during the 19th century. The elegant bowl we are presenting here is decorated outside as well as inside by poly-chrome floral registers and golden bands at top and bottom. Great enameling work with a rich color palette of rose, green and lavender. One gilded Armorial crest decor on one side. Marked under "Porcelaine de Paris France" with the two blue arrows and a red Chinese mark next to it.