Absolutely Magnificent Factory-Decorated Limoges France Turn of the Century Fish Set featuring French River Fish (Pike), Flowers, Scenery, Flora and Fauna. Each exquisite underwater scene is beautifully HAND PAINTED with underwater Flora and the full figure of a different fish on every piece. , Each scene accented with applied Gold enamels. The Scalloped gilded border is equally impressive, with each plate shaped as that of an oyster dish. The art work is absolutely breathtaking, with painstaking detail in every brushstroke. It DOES NOT get any better than this, we have yet to come across a set with so much depth, clarity, and perfection in the quality of each art piece. An incredible fins for the most avid and serious collector! If interested in more pictures, please email me your request, unfortunately I am limited to only 9 on RL site!
Size: Service Platter: 24" x 14"; Sauce Boat 8" x 3", with underplate 9" x 5 1/2", and six plates 9" Wide.
Condition: Each dinner plate has some minor wear from stacking and one plate has a slight defect on the top area (at 12 o'clock)as shown in the pict. Overall excellent condition with no other chips or cracks.
Marked: Lanternier Factory Decorating mark on every piece ca1890.
Age: According to Mary Gaston's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition, the mark dates this piece to Circa 1900
Item ID: BF-799
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