A. Klingenberg was an accomplished Limoges artisan painter when he opened his own porcelain factory and decorating studio in the Limoges region of France in the early 1880's. There does not seem to be a surfeit of information about Klingenberg or his company other than that he merged with Charles Dwenger's studio sometime in the late 1890's or very early 1900's. Klingenberg & Dwenger together manufactured porcelain products, produced decorated finished porcelain pieces, and exported them world-wide until 1910 when the company closed its doors.
This beautiful hand painted footed bowl was created by a talented artist in the company decorating studio or in a small home-studio environment, circa 1900. 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 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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