What a classic Limoges Fruit Charger Art Piece!The interior design features a still life of grapes. All three colors of grapes are featured: vibrant purples, greens, and reds with multi-colored swirled leaves. The background is accented in a shaded blue hues and scattered leaf shadows. The transparency of the grapes and their delicate feel makes this an extraordinary beautiful art piece. It is unsigned but I have left the note attached that came with the charger. It reads:
THIS HAND PAINTED PLATE WAS A WEDDING GIFT TO MY MOTHER AND FATHER I AM 93 YEARS OLD SO IT IS OLD.
It certainly is, over 100 years old and in absolutely pristine condition. I am sure that it was admired by its past owners and treated as the precious art-ware piece that it was intended to be originally.
Size: 12 1/2"
Marked: Haviland France 1900
Condition: Excellent. No Chips, Cracks or Restorations.
(For references see:Mary Gaston's Encyclopedia of Limoges China; Marks on German, Bohemian, & Austrian Porcelain 1710-present)
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