This is a French Limoges artist painted and signed wall plaque or charger. The Limoges maker is George Borgfeldt. The date is the first part of the 20th century, circa 1906 to 1920.
The charger plate is 13 1/4" in diameter and 1 7/8" high.
The blank is elegant with swirls and flamboyant flourishes, trimmed in gold.
The face of the plate is painted by the French artist Duval; his work can be viewed in the books on Limoges by Mary Frank Gaston and his paintings of birds are difficult to find. There are two large predator hawks flying over a green field, with a sunny sky in the background; the birds are not game birds. Duval's signature is on the bottom right, below the wing of the bottom bird.
There are no chips, cracks or crazing. There is wear to the gold trim on the edge of the plate. The back of the charger has four holes drilled into the foot rest with a wire hanger looped through the holes for hanging for display on a wall.
The green underglaze maker's mark is the crown with Limoges above and Coronet France below.
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