Offered for your consideration is this Coronet Limoges Game Bird Plate featuring a Canvasback Duck and Signed by Max. A life-like black and white Canvasback duck with russet-brown head approaches the pale blue water on this naturalistic plate. A group of three tall lakeside weeds grow behind this game bird, and pale green grasses also grow on the water's edge. The background has appropriate swathes of yellow and sunrise pink to set off the blues and greens. The embossed and scalloped rim is trimmed with a narrow gold edging.
This excellent game bird plate measures 9-3/4 inches in diameter.
The open crown Coronet mark used by George Borgfeldt is over the glaze in blue. This mark has the word Limoges arched above the crown and "Coronet, France" below. The mark indicates that this plate was made between 1906 and the 1920s.
There are a few surface scratches in the design and there is wear on the gold rim. There are also a few stray gold lines on the back edge, and the old rusted wire is still in the drilled hole on the back for hanging. There are no chips or cracks.