This is a Gorgeous Hand Painted Limoges Candy Dish with Berries in a triangular shape. It is decorated in a Mossy Green background on the outside and the inside of this Lovely Candy Dish. It has a embossed scalloped beading design around the outside of this Nappy and has a shading color of leaves and berries on the outside as well. It has a fancy curled and twisted Gold decorated handle. It is decorated on the inside with Leaves in various colors of cream, rust and burgundy blends, It has a cluster of Berries that are deep purple and deep raspberry in coloring, so we are not sure if the berries are Blackberries or Raspberries. There are Berry Blossoms as well, Hand Painted in the inside of this dish. It also has a lot of shadowing of leaves, berries and blossoms in the inside of the dish. It is marked " Blakeman & Hendersen ( a Retailer's Mark ) Limoges France and has another mark " Limoges Crescent Moon France". We would date this piece from the 1890's-1900's. It measures 4 3/4" from end to end, 5 7/8" from one end to the end of the handle, it measures 5 1/8" at it's widest part across,4" by 4" at it's widest part on the bottom and it measures 17 1/2" around this outside of the dish. It is in excellent condition with no problems.
Antique Sterling Silver, Jewelry, Napkin Rings, Victorian Objects