This listing is for a stunning example of hand-painted Limoges china. This 12-3/4” charger shows why Limoges has been a region immediately associated with fine china for over two centuries! This French bone china charger is decorated with hand-painted daisies and a botanical scene at center set against a pale mint background. Tres jolie! The piece also features extensive gilt embellishments and gold enamel amid the floral designs and around the scalloped rim. The mold is ornately embossed which adds a touch of refinement to this platter. On the underside, the charger is marked with the very rare green “Limoges V.F. France” mark encircled in stars, which denotes production during the early 1900’s. While this mark is unidentified, the piece also is stamped “AK/CD Limoges France,“ in red. A. Klingenberg (AK) began a Limoges porcelain factory and decorating studio in the early 1880’s. The company merged with Charles Dwenger's (CD) decorating studio between the late 1890’s and early 1900’s. The red AK/CD mark indicates it was painted between 1900 and 1910, as this collaboration dissolved in 1910. It is absolutely one of the prettiest Limoges platters I have ever seen. These marked Limoges pieces are quite rare as they were only produced for 20 years. This particular serving piece is no less than spectacular in its design, size, coloring, and condition. Collectors of antique Limoges china would be thrilled to acquire a piece such as this. The charger is in PRISTINE condition with no notable flaws or damage.
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Antique Limoges VF Charger/Plate Hand Painted Flowers