Outstanding large gilded fish platter, heavily embossed with a shell design, by the famous Bawo and Dotter's Austrian porcelain facility and decorated with a sponged daubs border of gilding and accented with a realistic fish in its center is being offered for your consideration. Collectors of fine porcelain will recognize the name Bawo & Dotter from their famous facility in the Limoges porcelain region of France; the company had divisions producing fabulous pieces in other European countries besides France. The Carlsbad China mark on this platter was used by their porcelain facility in Fischern, Austria from 1884-1914. This huge 18 inch long platter surely spent most of it's life on display, as it is in amazing condition! It has the era typical tiny glaze pits, skips and dust 'bumps' and a few light scuffs and scratches from stacking, tiny nicks in the unglazed foot ring ( the area of the platter that actually makes contact with the table ) are present and a tiny glazed over imperfection in the same foot ring area from the time of manufacture, a 100 plus years ago is all we find to note. The platter measures a huge 18 inches by 11 inches and is as versatile as it is beautiful for display with your finest and, of course, deserves to be a stand-alone serving piece at your next gourmet brunch or buffet! (1158Z-3999)
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