Magnificent Haviland & Co. 1900's Hand Painted "The Flower Maiden Floréal" 9-1/4" Scenic & Portrait Plate by the French Artist, "J. Soustre"
The name Floréal comes from the Latin word "flos", which means flower. Floréal was also the eight month in the French Republican Calendar
and the second month of the Spring Quarter [April 20 to May 19th].
I am happy to present this breath taking example of Art by the French Artist, J. Soustre. Soustre is highly regarded and well known with his
examples of outstanding works found in every major Limoges Collectors Publication.
This beautiful vintage, early 1900's, hand painted Scenic & Portrait Plate, which measures 9-1/4" wide, displays "The Flower Maiden Floréal"
carrying a large bouquet of wild flowers in an enchanting Flower Garden. As she is about to climb the marble staircase, she hauntingly looks
back and straight at you. Soustre has used very soft background colors of light cream lavender, light cream blue, cream, and light cream
browns with a combination of outstanding muted shadow leafing to enhance the alluring scene. The wide outer rim area, encircling the
exotic scene, has been wonderfully decorated with an elaborate combination of heavy gilded gold and deep cobalt blue and 6 Medallions
with raised gold ....greatly adding to the beauty of this master piece.
The gorgeous Haviland & Co. hand painted Scene of "The Flower Maiden Floréal" is in excellent condition and totally free of chips,
cracks, or other damage. The extensive and intricate gilded gold is excellent throughout.
The exquisite hand painted "The Flower Maiden Floréal" 9-1/4" Scenic & Portrait Plate displays a double mark; "Haviland & Co. Limoges France"
and has been signed by the highly regarded listed French Artist, "J. Soustre".
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NOTE: All Photos were shot outside in Natural Lighting......in several settings.
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