This is a set of six French Limoges hard paste porcelain fish plates. The maker and decorator is Tressemann & Vogt. The date is circa 1892 to 1907.
The plates are 9” in diameter.
The plates are decorated at the factory, meaning the decorations of fish and shellfish and foliage are a transfer pattern.
Each plate has fish on the rim of the plate. From the edge on each plate in three different places are leaves and stems in gold enamel, painted by hand at the factory. The center of the plates have a wreath of leaves in light green with purple flowers and a few pale pink flowers and pink leaves, perhaps to viewed as colorful seaweed. The middle of the plates show shellfish nestled among green and pink foliage.
The edges of the plates have a raised design in the blank. Gold trim is brushed on in a few places.
The green underglaze maker’s mark is T&V inside the box followed by France. The red overglaze store mark, or decorator’s mark, is Ovington Bros New York, meaning that the plates were made exclusively for Ovington.
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