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Q: I have a lot of my mother’s Limoges china. The entire lot has the same pattern but different rims and different marks. One group is marked “ROGERO & POMAR St Aug FLA” and has a T.V. Limoges stamp and the other group has “DECORE PAR LIMOGES POUR GREENLEAF & CROSBY CO” with P P stamped on the bottom. I am just really confused by all of these stamps and marks. I hope that you can help me understand what it all means.
A: Limoges is a region in France where porcelain has been manufactured and decorated for centuries.
The dishes bearing the “T.V.” Rogero & Pomar marks were manufactured by Tressemanes & Vogt and this particular back stamp was used from 1907-1919. Rogero & Pomar was a hotel restaurant located in St. Augustine, FL, which began operation in the late 1800s. Therefore, this back stamp tells us that these particular pieces were made for this restaurant.
The other dish set marked “Decore Par Limoges Pour Greenleaf & Crosby Co” were sold through a jewelry store in Jacksonville, FL named the Greenleaf and Crosby Co. It opened around the same time as the restaurant in the late 1800s. The “P P” mark indicates that “Paroutaud Freres” of Limoges France made them; this particular mark was used from 1903-1919. So “Paroutaud Freres” made this particular dinnerware for resale by the Greenleaf and Crosby Company.
note – All prices given are for sale in a private sale, antique shop or other resale outlet. Price is also dependent upon the geographic area where you are selling. Auction value, selling to a dealer or pawnshop prices are about one half or less of resale value.