Posted 11 months ago
William Lycett china Atlanta Ga JP Limoges
here are 12 dinner plates I found this weekend
the plates measure 8 1/2 inches
They are heavily gilded in gold
Edward Lycett was a porcelain painter who emigrated from Great Britain to New York in 1861. By the early 1880s, his son William Lycett and his family had settled in Atlanta and opened a studio devoted to porcelain decoration.
Edward Lycett (American, b. England, 1833–1910) was an important porcelain painter who immigrated to New York from Great Britain in 1861. By the early 1880s, Lycett and his family had settled in Atlanta and opened a studio devoted to porcelain decoration with the ancillary mission of educating young women. The studio secured its porcelain blanks from a Haviland firm near Limoges, France. Lycett china became a staple of upper-middle-class Georgia society and is found today in many Georgia homes.
“The painted and gilded china the Lycett firm produced became common in numerous Georgia households of the late 19th and early 20th century,” said Dale Couch, GMOA’s adjunct curator of decorative arts for Georgia Museum of Arts
The Lycett firm trained young women in the craft of porcelain decoration as a leisure activity but also employed women who needed to make a living.
“The painted porcelain met national and international standards of quality,” said Couch, and the china displays “several sources of influence including Japanese, the aesthetic period and Sevres styles.”