A. Klingenberg began a Limoges porcelain factory and decorating studio in the 1880's. The company merged with Charles Dwenger's decorating studio between the late 1890's and early 1900's; then closed in 1910. They produced porcelain, did decorating and exported.
This fantastic hand-painted, footed bowl was decorated in a home-studio environment utilizing their white-ware porcelain. The motif is branches of luscious ripe blackberries nestled among leaf laden branches and blossoms. The purple berries, white blossoms and shaded green, yellow and brown leaves are set against a background of pastel blue, yellow and apricot. The gently scalloped edge and three curled feet are decorated with gold. The piece is artist signed "Coombe".
The bowl measures 8 1/2" cross and stands 3 3/8" in height. The green, mark K10b, circa 1900-1910, is "AK over D over France". There are no cracks, chips or repairs; a tiny paint flake on a branch on the exterior of the bowl.
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