This is a French Limoges hard paste porcelain plate. The maker, and decorator, is Lanternier. The date is circa 1891 to 1914.
The plate is 8 ¾:
The edge is scalloped and covered in gold.
There is a small rim, glazed in red or dark pink, with a design in the blank, and edged in gold with some brushed on gold overlay. There is one tiny spot on the rim that can be felt with the fingertips and I think there is a pinprick of missing glaze there; the camera wasn’t able to photo it because of the tiny size.
The face of the plate has large pink flowers and rose buds on green vines with thorns and there are green leaves. There are three small areas of added gold to accent the beauty of the roses. There is only a little bit of stacking wear on the flowers and foliage.
The plate is not hand painted. It is a beautiful transfer pattern.
The maker’s green underglaze whiteware mark is AL within an anchor with Limoges above and France below. The overglaze factory decorating mark is a brown double circle with a banner across the middle that reads as A. Lanternier and Limoges above and France below.
There is no obvious gold wear, no crazing, no chips, nicks or cracks. I mentioned the pinprick of missing glaze on the rim and a tiny bit of stacking wear on the pattern.
French Limoges Plate 8 ¾” Red Rim Large Pink Roses c 1891 - 1914
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