This is a lovely old Limoges basket signed and painted by Limoges artist Manet. The artist has painted very pretty white roses with golden centers, across the bowl of the basket. The thorny branches are shown along with the leaves tucked in around the flowers. The background colors of rich green to soft yellow perfectly accent the quiet elegance of the roses. The handle and rim are painted in gold.
The basket stands 3 1/2" tall, 5" wide and 7 1/2" long.
Other than some very minor wear to the gold, this is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or hairlines. The colors are very lovely on this piece.
It is marked with Mavaleix P.M. underglaze mark and Latrille Freres Old Abbey decorating mark 3, 1908-1913.