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8 Fabulous Antique LIMOGES Gold Encrusted Fish Plates
Earliest 1900 Limoges plates, each hand painted with a pair of fish, framed in elegant lacework of gold and green - a set of 8 matching but each slightly different and nearly perfect plates. Thick hand applied gold rim is further jeweled with raised gold dots or 'jewels' will make this set truly dance atop your chargers at table. These have no utensil marks to indicate they've ever been used to serve fish, and I hesitate to suggest it for a fine antique set, but if you set them at table as your opener, then lift them to place a service plate with fish entremet or opening course, you won't miss a single 'AHHHHH!' from any guest. As cabinet plates, they shimmer. A fine set.
Very good condition, one has a tiny spot of paint gone on one fish (noted in our pictures) and could be touched up, but we'll leave it to your professionals. Beautiful otherwise, and I see no chips, cracks or hairlines. By the way, when I bought this set, it was a set of 10. The seller packed them poorly and we lost 2 in transit. Be sure you trust your sellers to get your purchases to you in the same form and quantity you've bought. We're world famous for our packing by now - don't be disappointed by a poorly packed purchase!
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Susan Dean, San Marcos, CA
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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