This stunning set was designed and produced for the 1925 Paris Exposition. The Johnson Brothers factory in England that manufactured this design burned down very shortly after the exposition, and apparently the designs, transfers, and documentation related to Les Fontaines were lost. The central fountain motif and surrounding garden are transferware, but also have applied paint with vivid points of color (primarily on the flowers) and gold gilt trim around the rim and inside circling the design. They are marked on the bottom Pareek, Johnson Bros, England, "Les Fontaines", Paris Exposition 1925, Paris, or a variation of the same.
Except where noted, the condition of these pieces is very good. Most have slight to moderate wear to the gold gilt trim expected from age. Many pieces have very light overall crazing. Please examine the photos, they show condition more clearly than I can describe. The Wolfsonian at Florida International University in Miami Beach, Florida, has an extensive collection of information about the 1925 Paris Exposition, and there is one set of 12 volumes titled Arts Decoratifs & Industriels Modernes that I have never seen, but I believe it might have documentation and pictures of this rare set of chinaware.
10 - 10 Dinner plate - one has chip on back. 6 - 8 Salad plate - 3 have small chips on front, 2 hard to see, 1 slightly discolored. 5 - 6½ Dessert or bread plate - 2 have a small chip on front.
8 - 6 Saucer - 2 have a small chip on front. 2 - Cup - 1 cracked handle has been glued, and has discoloration in bowl. 1 - 7 soup bowl.1 - Covered sugar bowl with handles. 1 - Creamer - has crack and discoloration, see photo. 1 - Serving Platter (Small) with handles 14" x 9¾" - discolored, see photo. 1 - Serving Platter (Large) with handles 18" x 12½" excellent condition. 1 - 8½ Covered serving dish with handles excellent condition. 1 - 7" x 11" Oval serving dish with handles excellent condition. 1 Gravy or Sauce bowl with spouts and handles, a saucer with handles excellent condition. Please enlarge and carefully examine the photos, they are part of this description and show the condition more clearly than I can describe.
Non-smoking house, but I have a disinterested cat. The item "1925 PARIS EXPOSITION Johnson Bros Transferware ART DECO Les Fontaines Antique" is in sale since Tuesday, April 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Johnson Brothers".The seller is "renkendesigns2004" and is located in Pacific Grove, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.