A true masterpiece in porcelain decorating, this William Guerin Limoges France octagonal charger plate is entirely hand painted. And, you will need to spend a good bit of time to take in all of its wonderful details to fully appreciate it.
An ethereal play of light and shadow helps give this masterfully painted scene with a wood nymph fairy the sense that you have somehow happened upon her in the dappled green wood. With a wistful smile, she has turned her head and sees you, too – but unfazed by your intrusion she continues to pick at her big toe. The elaborate gold gilt border with a pale blue rim, has four cameo cartouches, each beautifully painted with a woman’s face in profile.
The plate measures approximately 9.5 inches diameter, and comes together in a round wood, glassed frame measuring about 15 inches in diameter. Plate carries underglaze green backstamp for William Guerin wares circa 1900 – 1932. Ship standard size 24x24x10. We will remove the plate from the frame to ensure safe shipping.
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