Spectacular Set of 5 Vintage Limoges France Pre-1900 Hand Painted "Fleur-de-lis Motif" 9-3/8" Deep Sea Blue Dinner Plates
While the fleur-de-lis has appeared on countless European coats of arms and flags over the centuries, it is particularly associated with the French monarchy in a historical context, and continues to appear in the arms of the King of Spain (from the French House of Bourbon) and the Grand Duke of Luxembourg and members of the House of Bourbon. It remains an enduring symbol of France which appears on French postage stamps, although it has never been adopted officially by any of the French republics. According to French historian Georges Duby, the three petals represent the three medieval social estates: the commoners, the nobility, and the clergy.
Fresh from a Chicago Area Estate comes this wonderful Set of 5 Limoges France, circa Pre-1900, "Fleur-de-lis Motif" 9" Deep Sea Blue Dinner Plates.
The attractive Set of 5 Limoges France hand painted vintage Dinner Plates, which measure 9-3/8" wide, have been lavishly decorated with a combination of Deep Sea Blue and large "Fleur-de-lis Motif" on the outer rim of each Plate. A heavy etched band of bright gilded gold with additional "Fleur-de-lis Motif" etched into the decor adds significant beauty to the outstanding Set of 5.
The outstanding vintage Limoges France hand painted Set of 5 "Fleur-de-lis Motif" Dinner Plates are in excellent condition and totally free of chips, cracks, or other damage with the exception of One  Plate having a outer rim chip [see Photo # 8]
The wonderful vintage Pre-1900 Set of 5 "Fleur-de-lis Motif" Dinner Plates displays an early "Limoges France" mark.
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