A highly decorative, colorful hand painted pair of French plates by Guerin and Cie from the early 20th century. Each plate has been hand painted with different scenes of birds in nature. They have gilt transfers on the rims with blue enamel rings around the central medallions. This blue has hand painted gilt edging.
The thin porcelain plates have a swirling design molded into their central well. The rim is scalloped, which is accentuated by the blue band and the gilding. The porcelain is very well refined and very smooth. The glaze is unctuous and very smooth, with a very white cast.
The plates have shallow foot rings. Both plates have a stamped mark reading W.GUERIN & CIE PARIS & LIMOGES within an oval cartouche in red on their bases.
8 1/8” (20.6 cm) diameter x ¾” (1.9 cm) deep Weighs 1 lb 5.2 oz (605 g)
One plate has a chip on the rim that has been glued, but the other plate has no chips, hairlines or cracks. Both have wear to the gilding to the rim. Otherwise, they have very little wear and the paintings are bright and colorful.
A great rich looking pair of French plates to add substance and color to the home décor.
Pair of Hand Painted French Guerin & Cie Limoges Dinner Plates Circa 1915