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Bawo & Dotter (Elite Works)

Limoges, France


Overglaze decorating house mark used by Bawo & Dotter. The mark shown here was used from 1896-1900. A very similar mark with Limoges in block letters and France was used from 1920-1932. This mark without France and Limoges in block letters dates to the 1880s.
Mark of Decorating House Bawo & Dotter

Mark of Decorating House Bawo & Dotter

- Pamela Wiggins
Other marks were used by Bawo & Dotter as well, all referencing "Elite" in some way.

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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