Stunning and Very Hard to Find Fully Hand-Painted Limoges Rococo Charger Wall Plaque. Characterized by sweetness and gaiety, the Rococo art period was frivolous in its choice of subjects and usually represented the leisure activities of the upper class. Here the artist paints a courting couple, a Cavalier Gentleman and Victorian Lady in 18th Century Costume, happily picnicking in the woods. The palette is a rainbow of pastel hues creating a delicate brushwork scene. Mesmerizing- it makes you daydream about how lovely the Victorian times must have been for couples like this. The lush forest is painted in deep earthy jewel tones, with the foggy mist in the background. The High Relief Carved Edge is rimmed in Coin Gold. This outstanding example is a true wall plaque, with factory drilled holes for hanging.
Size: 12" Wide
Condition: Excellent. No Chips, Cracks or Restorations. There seems to be a factory imperfection on the edge of the plate at 6 O'clock (see last two pictures- front and back shown) that is guaranteed not to effect the structural integrity of the piece nor distract from it.
Marked: GDA (for Gerard Dufraisseix, and Abbot) France early 1900
(For references see:Mary Gaston's Encyclopedia of Limoges China; Marks on German, Bohemian, & Austrian Porcelain 1710-present; american painted Porcelain by Dorothy Kamm)
Item ID: 11F-660
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