Antique French Sarreguimes Chinoiserie Cafe au Lait Bowl used for morning coffee and milk. This one has an inspired Chinoiserie design all around the outside in brown, caramel, green and pink, this design is quite rare to find. The inside rim features a floral decoration. Much used and treasured, it retains its charm despite signs of age.
It was produced by Sarreguimes, a company which is part of French history since 1790. Napoleon I became a major customer and placed several orders. The factory supplied most of the original tiles used to decorate the walls of the Paris metro during its construction. The true antique Cafe au lait bowls are very collectable and are getting hard to find!