Striking and lovely antique hand painted porcelain tureen, lid and underplate -- tureen measures about 5" tall and 12" wide (including handles) and underplate measures 11-1/8" in length. Featuring an oval sturdy platter marked G.D. & C. LIMOGES, condition is excellent with no damage. Tureen has a low, scalloped shape with short foot, thick handles and finial finished with gold gilding over a stylized Chrysanthemum and floral design as shown.
All three pieces are decorated in a lovely hand painted trailing floral, leaf and vine design in pink and green - tureen is also marked LIMOGES G.D. & CO., as well as PAT APPLIED FOR and 878 - guessing the pattern number. Tureen condition is lovely with no hairlines, repairs, discoloration or damage other than a tiny chip off the rim by one handle end - this does not show when lid is in place. Think this is the prettiest set - handles and finial are so unusual - guessing size would serve as a vegetable or potato bowl - color is beautiful. Please note -- there is no tanning to the porcelain. Wonderful addition to any home, table, collection or display!