Camille Tharaud Limoges Porcelain Box.
A wonderful Charles Tharaud, Limoges, pâte sur pâte porcelain box and lid in rectangular form decorated with a ski jumper. The lid signed ‘abouret’, on the base is stamped an ‘F’ and printed in blue ‘Made in France, Tharaud, Limoges France’. The ski jumper in white slip relief on a cobalt blue background, the box also with gilt lines.
Pâte-sur-pâte is a French term which means “paste on paste”. It is a method of porcelain decoration in which a relief design is created on an unfired, unglazed body by applying successive layers of white slip (liquid clay) with a brush. The development of pâte-sur-pâte dates back to 1850 in France, at the Sevres factory.