Offered for sale are a pair of porcelain Bawo & Dotter (aka Elite), Limoges oyster plates ca. 1896. These are 5 well oyster plates with a pentagonal scalloped rim. Each plate has a sponge-painted gilt rim surrounding a transfer pink rose and green leaf garland which forms the border of the 5 wells. Central to each plate is a lemon / sauce well which also has a small round rose and leaf garland. Each plate also has a raised porcelain border around the central well which adds a pleasant accent. Each plate has an underglaze green “ELITE / L / FRANCE” mark indicating that the blank was produced by Bawo & Dotter, and an overglaze red mark with three fleur de lis over “LIMOGES / FRANCE” indicating decoration also by Bawo & Dotter ca. 1896. Each plate measures 8 3/4” side-to-side at its widest, and 8 1/2” at its narrowest outer edge.
Two Elite, Bawo & Dotter, Two Limoges Oyster Plates
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