A beautiful hand painted dresser tray/serving tray. Limoges blank stamped in green "France Limoges" and the logo of the manufacturer. Marketed by Blakeman & Henderson, importers of Limoges porcelains into the United States. They commissioned the decorating, which was always of very high quality. It is stamped "Limoges - B & H - France", circa 1890-early 1900's.
The beautifully unique motif is a hand painted scene of a hazy moonlight night with the moon floating through pink/gray clouds over a blue water lake with white birch trees in the distance and a lone tree hanging over the lake. In the lower left foreground is a lovely flowering bush covered with large variegated pink-to-white blossoms. The scene is so peaceful and relaxing, it draws you in like a great novel. The scalloped border is decorated with a wide gold band. The tray measures 10" in height and width. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint.
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