Bawo & Dotter was a New York company established in 1860s to import porcelain mainly from Limoges. In 1870s they established in Limoges a porcelain decorating manufactory called The Elite Works.
In 1896 the manufacture began producing own porcelain. Production lasted till 1914 when World War I began and was resumed after the war ended.
Next significant changes came in 1924. Bawo and Dotter took over the William Guerin's company and merged it with the previously acquired by W. Guerin factory Pouyat Porcelaines in one company: Guérin-Pouyat-Elite Limited. The firm continued production till 1932.