Large antique French Sevres porcelain round serpentine and double handled tray or plateau. Centered by an exquisite hand painted vignette, exhibiting fine details and beautiful colors. Partly after Francois Boucher's 1768 painting titled Landscape with Kirschpflückerin (Cherry Picker). Featuring a charming beautifully rendered country scene, portraying a group of shepherds picking cherries. Their flock of sheep resting in the background at left. To the center is a black and white dog, a border collie perhaps. To the right is a mule, laden with baskets overflowing with their bounty of cherries. All surrounded by lush pastoral setting and a serene blue sky. Surrounded by an intricate gilt floral border. On a bleu lapis or faux lapis lazuli ground, enhanced with gilt accents. Flanked by reticulated handles patterned as stylized foliate with gilt highlights. Simply beautiful. Measures 13 1/8" x 12" x 1 5/8" height. Marked to the reverse with Severs interlaced L's. Incised with numbers 14 and 24. In overall very good antique condition. Some wear to the gilding, and some scratches present in the center, as expectant from age and use. There is a chip to the back of the rim as shown.
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