A gorgeous estate piece ~ Antique French Limoges Porcelain ca. 1859..... one of those mint condition ,rare, fish platters with matching sauce dish.........each is trimmed with a light salmon colored edge trimmed with thick rich gold coin....it appears to have never been used....
It is 25 1/4" long and 9" wide...the sauce dish is 7 1/2" x 4" and the liner is 8 1/4" x 5 1/4"~ the set is triple marked bearing the very early Haviland Limoges mark #3 the overglaze mark ca. 1859,it also bears mark #2 the underglaze mark ca. 1891 and the very early Chicago importer mark of the Burley and Co. This set was exclusively commissioned and designed and imported for Burley & Co.
The very last picture showing the two vases and console(they are not included with this listing but currently listed separately for sale) is how i first saw the platter ....tucked away on a mantle.....
When a piece of true antique hard paste european porcelain is purchased the porcelain itself is also of great value. ... the unique ingredients that make the hardpaste and the individual firing process of each Limoges,Bavarian and Austrian porcelain creates the most exquisite translucency whereby light can pass thru and one can often see even their fingertips....when the glaze is applied during the second firing process the glass like nature of the glaze forms and now the glaze and the object actually fuses into one piece....it is this very unique quality of the european hard paste porcelain that helps to create it's value....as the decades and centuries pass the true Limoges,Bavarian or Austrian will not become crazed...these creations are not only sought after by collectors for their art work but for the porcelain quality itself.
**Thank you for finding our little shop ~ do pardon any glare from my picture taking,all items are described to the best of our ability ~ this listing is only for the 3pc. Limoges Fish platter with matching sauce dish and liner ~as described ~ any other items seen in the picture are there for display purposes and will be listed separately for sale
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