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Outstanding Limoges 1896 Butterfly Shaped Tray;Roses & Lilacs; Artist; Dated
This is a very rare and hard to find item - a gorgeous Limoges Dresser Tray that is in the shape of a butterfly. This beauty is initialed and dated on the back - G E S, '96 (1896)and completely hand painted. The artist has painted some excellently done purple & white Lilacs that swirl around the peachy pink Roses. Two of the most popular and fragrant flowers in the garden - roses & lilacs; make a superb combination. The background colors are soft rosy pink and yellow. The upper border and handle are painted in gold to give it the perfect finishing touch.
The tray measures 12 1/2" long and about 10" wide.
It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or hairlines. The painting is excellent and the colors are great.
It is marked with Pouyat mark 5, 1896.