This is a French hard paste porcelain plaque or charger, made in Paris, and artist painted outside the factory. The date is the 19th century, circa 1880.
The plaque is 12 ½” in diameter.
The edges have scrolls and designs in raised relief
The entire front of the charger is painted with a scene. In the foreground is a lovely lady selling freshly cut flowers on a green wood table underneath a striped awning or overhang. To the left in te background are gray buildings, perhaps a manor house or village with birds flying overhead. To the right is a tree. If you zoom in on the painting, you will see that it is painted in exquisite detail. The painting is not signed, which is usually indicative of the piece being painted in France by a professional decorating studio.
The back shows some staining where the estate used a metal holder to hang the plaque on a wall. The foot rest on the underside has a smooth scrape that I point to in a photo with a red arrow. The front of the charger has a few dark spots on the edge. The gold trim on the very edge is worn. There are no chips, nicks, cracks or crazing.
The piece is unmarked as to maker and artist.
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