Serve a crowd in gracious style with this enormous Limoges serving platter from the early 1900's. Beautifully decorated with sprays of delicate pink roses and green leaves and having wonderful embossed "handles" with gold daubs, this platter measures 17 3/4" x 14" and is deep welled to keep juices in, and also has a wide rim to give plenty of space for garnishes on your roast or turkey. It weighs almost 5 1/2 lbs! It is marked on the reverse with the Martial Redon mark, one of the oldest Limoges porcelain names, and PL Limoges, the mark of La Porcelain Limousine. These marks came into use c. 1905 and were used until the 1930's. The gilt trim on the platter leads us to believe that it dates from the earlier period. The platter is in wonderful condition with no chips, cracks, or crazing, just a slight amount of wear appropriate to age and a few specks of gilt missing on one handle edge as pictured. A welcome treasure to add to your fine china, and the pattern will easily complement many of the pink rose flower patterns made by Haviland and other Limoges companies.
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