Lovely 9-1/2" plate featuring a spray of apples on a leafy branch. A nice wide gold border with black penwork around the edge, and a gold scroll design complete the artwork.
Handpainted on a blank from A. Klingenberg, Limoges France (mark 7 1890's-1910), it also carries Donath Studio's decorating mark 4 (1906-1928). It was painted by M. Rost Leroy and bears his signature. Leroy worked for Pickard Studio in Chicago between 1898-1905, before going over to Donath Studio. He is known for his realistic renditions of traditional subject such as sprays of fruits and blossoms. He is considered to be one of the best china painters in this style.
This plate is in very fine condition with only the most minimal signs wear.