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Bawo & Dotter (Elite Works)

Limoges, France

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Red overglaze decorating house mark used by Bawo & Dotter with green underglaze white ware mark above it. The red mark shown here was used from around 1900-1914, with some versions containing the wording "Bawo & Dotter" above the mark. Many similar Bawo & Dotter marks just say "Elite" above the shield.
Elite Works Bawo & Dotter Red Decorating & Green White Ware Marks

Bawo & Dotter Red Decorating & Green White Ware Marks

Photo Courtesy of Wendy Plumb
Other marks were used by Bawo & Dotter as well, all referencing "Elite" in some way. The first similar red decorating shield mark appears to have been used in the 1880s.

Note: Kovels' New Dictionary of Marks refers to a similar mark as that of Guerin-Pouyat-Elite LTD., however most dealers refer to the Mary Frank Gaston attribution in The Collectors Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain of Bawo & Dotter. A mark used after 1920 by this company does refer to Guerin-Pouyat-Elite LTD. suggesting a later partnership or merger with Guerin-Pouyat.

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