Rare turn of the century Limoges serving bowl with lid, Chateau China by Nathan Dohrmann & Co. San Francisco, California.
Beautiful white china trimmed in 22 kt gold with gold leaf design around rim of bowl and lid.
The 2 handles on oval shaped bowl and lid handle are solid gold glazed.
Excellent condition for being 100 years old, no chips, no cracks, no crazing. Gold does show wear especially on bowl handles.
12 1/4" long handle to handle by 7 1/4" wide.
NATHAN, DOHRMANN & CO.--Stands in the front rank of the most enterprising mercantile establishments of the metropolis of the Pacific coast. Nathan, Dohrmann & Co. are the proprietors of the great china store of San Francisco, and carry a stock of china, glassware, lamps and art goods.
The history of this house dates back to the time of “small things” in this city, Mr. Blumenthal having opened the business in 1850. He then sold to H. Hersch, until 1862; the property then passed into the hands of B. Nathan, who had been connected with the business some years previous. In 1868 F. Dohrmann, became associated with Mr. Nathan, and subsequently the firm was changed to Nathan, Dohrmann & Co., in which style it has continued since that time with uninterrupted success.
Source: “The Bay of San Francisco,” Vol. 2, Pages 650-651, Lewis Publishing Co, 1892.