Hand painted porcelain is so beautiful no matter if done in a factory, professional decorating studio or a small home-studio environment. The overall quality and beauty of the piece is what really matters. This lovely celery/relish tray is the product of a fine porcelain blank decorated in a home-studio.
The blank shows two distinct marks. "Limoges France" with a star in the center is that of the Latrelle Freres Limoges company, circa 1899-1913; the other is "Elite Limoges France", a manufacturing, decorating and exporting company, circa 1900-1914. The tray measures 12 /12" in length, 6" in width and 1 3/4" in depth with scalloped and embossed design border. Beautifully hand painted with pastel pink shaded apple blossoms, yellow stamens and green leaves against a pale green background with pink highlights. There are several wide gold scrolls for contrast. There are no cracks, chips or repairs.