Beautiful Limoges Platter, circa 1891 - 1914. Hand painted and signed by the artist, Albert. Fabulous Grape clusters hang on vines with lush greenery. A soft palette is used to paint the distant landscape as are the shades of pink mixed in with the sky. The plaque edge is finished with a generous layer of thick gold. The back has two marks. The Coiffe under glaze white ware mark was referenced from page 90, of the Collectors Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, Third Edition by Mary Frank Gaston. This mark was used from 1891 to 1914. The Flambeau Decorators mark was also referenced from the same book on page 120. This mark was used from 1890 on until the first World War.
The platter measures 10 3/4" including the handles and 10 1/4 without.
Condition: Excellent antique condition. No chips, no cracks, no crazing. The gilt edging is all in tact on the plate surface and shows only a few minor scratches on the bottom edging. Any bright white spots are just reflections of the light and not loss of gold.
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