Antique French Limoges Jeweled Portrait Plate Artist Signed
Presented is this exquisite, Limoges portrait plate featuring Elisabeth de Bourbon. Meticulously hand painted on a mint green, scalloped border is a spectacular raised, 2 inch gilded design that elegantly frames the beautiful, royal decedent of King Henry the IV of France. Her royal highness is dressed in a stunning, powder blue, silk or taffeta evening gown with white cap sleeves. Both the bright yellow, border of her dress and sleeves are enhanced with a raised, gilded beaded design. A radiant gold brooch accents her plunging neckline and tiny waist. Another gilded brooch adorning the Duchess' blond tresses securely holds a beautiful, white, flowing scarf with a gold beaded design. This gorgeous, portrait of her royal majesty has been expertly hand painted against a chocolate brown and soft blue, backdrop. The remarkably talented artist proudly signed their 10 inch porcelain masterpiece on the front while on the back is a William Guerin Limoges, France hallmark used between 1891 and 1900.
This superbly, hand painted, embellished and artist signed, French antique plate is, without exception, in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or paint flakes.
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