Not only does this have a wonderful gold encrusted rim the art work is phenomenal too. The artist has enhanced a painting of a beautiful portrait of what we suspect to be Marie Antoinette. He has accented the lovely lace around her bosom and shoulders with raised with enamel. The bow of browns, blues and cream on the front of her dress compliments the golden brown gown. Her facial features have some hand painting showing the expertise of the artist. Sitting upon her powdery white bouffant hair is a light blue hat with ribbon matching her bow. Three golden plums decorate the hat. The artist has surrounded the portrait with a royal purple background that gradually recedes into white. The rim has an inch of gold encrusted leaf and scroll design. A rich regal red is next to the gold rim. Raised relief golden fleur de lis and flowers with turquoise enamel beads separate the red from the center. This piece has no cracks but does have a repaired rim chip, please see pictures. Manufacturing anomalies may exist, the occasional tiny iron speck, dust 'bump' in the glaze, etc.
Backstamp: Elite over L over France Mark 5
Measures: 8 ½"
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