French Limoges Portrait Figural Plate Famous Artist Signed J. Soustre
For your consideration is this beautiful, Haviland Limoges plate featuring the Limoges studio artist, Soustre. adaptation of the highly acclaimed 19th Century French, artist, William-Adolphe Bouguereau famous 1883 oil painting entitled, La Nuit. Both this plate and the original art work depict a partially nude, maiden floating in the air above the seacoast. Following her in the dark, mysterious moonlit sky are wise old owls and bats. Elegantly framing this amazing, porcelain, work-of-art is a wide, highly ornate, gilded and black border. This French beauty measures 9.25 inches and is signed on the front by Soustre. Reversed are two, Haviland Limoges hallmarks with the first used between 1888 and 1896 and the second between 1876 and 1931.
Without exception, this hand painted and artist signed French beauty is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or paint flakes.
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