This beautiful hand painted game plate depicts a Bull Moose in it's natural habitat. The moose has a shaded medium to dark brown coat. The naturalistic background shows grasses, fallen & standing pine trees and dense undergrowth in soft shades of browns, tans and greens with a hint of pale blue sky peeking through the tree tops. The attention to detail is fantastic, you can even distinguish individual hairs on the moose. The slightly sculptured edge and ribs are trimmed with gold. The plate measures 9 1/2" across and is stamped in green with the Haviland Mark F, "H & Co underlined and over L", circa 1876-1889. The plate is entitled "Moose" and signed & dated by the artist "M Coll - 1890"". It was either decorated in a professional studio or a talented artist in a home-studio environment. There are no cracks, chips, repairs or wear; near mint.
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