This tall, 17.5" urn is probably Limoges, and has a mark, both painted on and impressed, "JP France, and a castle. It is a beautiful bright but deep blue, with hand painted gold handles, one thick, and one thinner band of scrolling type bands on the top, in addition to an eagle and bee motifs.
At the turn of the century when Napolean first became emperor, he thought it would be suitable to change France' Coat of Arms symbols to match the new sovereign state. Together with his cohorts, decisions were made to make the colors, azure and gold.
At around the same time period, during the late 18th century Limoges was first made, and began to be made and distributed by factories. Both Jean Pouyat and Jacob Petit, artists working around the same time, could possibly have painted the urn. Using all of this information, it seems logical that the urn is limoges porcelain, and made in the beginning of the 19th century, perhaps by Jean Pouyat (JP) of Jacob Petit (JP). If someone has information to shed more light on this item's history, please feel free to reach out.Please view the pictures closely. There is wearing of the gold. Feel free to ask for additional photos or information. 10% of the profit from each of my sales is given to charity. The donation from this sale will benefit. Feeding America helped provide 6.6 billion meals to millions of people in need last year through a network of food banks, statewide food bank associations, partner agencies, food pantries and meal programs. Feeding America also supports programs that prevent food waste, improve food security. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Urns". The seller is "chrisma830" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.