Antique Haviland Limoges Porcelain Plate Hand Painted Flowers Orange Red Poppies Floral Artist Signed
Offered for your consideration...is this very sweet antique Haviland Limoges porcelain plate hand painted with highly collectible Poppies floral decoration. These well-painted bright red/orange blossoms with long green grasses, stems and leaves are placed upon a pleasant backdrop of softly shaded green gradually blending lighter into white toward the center. This very pretty blank has a graceful, scalloped, gilded edge with pie-crust border.
The back bears the identifying mark of the Haviland & Company Limoges Porcelain Factory, (underglaze full name with "France" in green), as referenced by the "Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain", 3rd edition, by author Mary Frank Gaston...dating this piece to between 1894 and 1931. As evidenced by the photographs, the back also bears the artist's signature.
This very sweet well-painted plate measures 7 1/2" in diameter and is in excellent condition with no hairlines, chips, cracks, or restoration of any kind. The gilding is in excellent condition as well, making this piece a wonderful addition to your curio cabinet of fine collectibles! A wonderful example of well-painted antique Limoges porcelain!
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