"WHITE AND PINK TEA ROSES MASTERPIECE" ~ This is Truly an Exceptional Victorian Period Heirloom ~ Breathtaking Antique hand painted Limoges France Floral Fine Art Cake Plate, or Fabulous Serving Tray, circa 1900, entirely and expertly handpainted by a most talented and respected turn-of-the-last-century artist, M. BLANCHE LENZI, Norristown, PA (most commonly found only with her initials: 'M.B.L.'). Lenzi was a prominent Turn of the Century American china painter who resided in Norristown, Pennsylvania. A Very RARE and desired piece of artwork to add to your Collection!
This masterful portrait of Roses is true visual decadence, with so many variations of shadow tones, it is nearly impossible to describe each one. With every stroke of the brush, gorgeous rose petals come to life with such fluttering depth, one can nearly feel the softness against one's nose as one bends to inhale the sweet rose scent. These roses are just incredible, with white enameled highlights adding shimmer to the petals' edge. Leaves and branches are exquisite as well, painted in wonderful shades of green against a buttery yellow and cream background. Gorgeous Roman Gold adorns the plate's beautiful embossed porcelain edges ~ with perfect shaped serving handles that adds true grace to the overwhelming beauty of this piece. This is an heirloom to treasure, and a stunning, classic rendering of the humbling beauty of the rose.
Excellent condition, sterling quality, with china painting well preserved within its lustrous glass overglaze finish, no chips, cracks, hairlines, flea bites, surface scratches, repairs, paint or gold loss. I do note for accuracy purposes 3 pin point size paint flakes that in no way distract or take away from this outstanding beauty. Measuring 9 7/8" x 10 3/4" in Diameter ~ LIMOGES FLORAL FINE ART CAKE PLATE or SERVING TRAY. The back-stamp underneath bears the William Guerin Company underglaze white ware mark 2 in green "WG & Co" Limoges France., used before 1891 – 1900. Please email me if you have any questions. Thank you so very much for viewing my "pretties".
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