Handpainted and signed by French artist, A. BRONSSILLON. This Limoges, open-handled, porcelain charger or cake plate is designed with soft, early-spring sky tones. From blues to lavenders to pale yellows to springtime greens, colors are true to nature. Nestled within the seasons, crisp new leaves, a cluster of four, life-like peaches appear ready to pick from its laden, yet delicate bough. Background leaves pale out giving it great depth. One can almost feel the fuzz upon ones lips as he bites into the luscious, fleshy pinks and corals, to the nectar he will find in the blended rose and burgundy colored peaches. The plate measures10-1/4 inches in diameter and 11 inches from handle to handle, by 1-3/8 inches high. Rim edge and handles are trimmed in Roman or "coin gold", a term used in the 19th Century. Handles have decorative, raised pellets and curve inward. Known more for his artful, rose designs, A. Bronssillon was a turn of the Century artist and rarely did fruit motifs. This piece dates 1891-1920. Printed on the back is Limoges France. There is slight surface scratching on one of the peaches that I have tried to show in the photos, and again, but to a lesser degree on one of the background leaves. The plate is a lovely example of Bronssillon's artistry. Sales tax must be collected for buyers living in or picking up in New York State. Local tax rate applies.