This a Wonderful and Delightful 9 1/4" French Plate with Hand Painted Cherubs playing & reading Sheet Music. We would date this plate from around the 1890's. It has a scalloped edge with a stippled Gold decoration and has small Gold Dots around the Plate. It has a lavender background and there are some Pink little flowers in the grass, scattered near them. There are (2) Musical Cherubs laying on the grass / ground. (1) one Cherub is playing a Flute and has a Yellow cloth draped across him. The other Cherub has a Blue Cloth across him. He is laying there next to the other Cherub, he is reading sheet music and you can see his Little Wings on his back. It is marked on the back " A. L. Depose " "Lanternier" and there is an incised Anchor. This mark is shown in the Kovel's Book on porcelain marks on page 70n. This hand painted plate is in excellent condition.
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