This is an absolutely beautiful hanging plate from Limoges, France. It is marked IMPERIAL LIMOGES FRANCE in red, and LIMOGES FRANCE in green with a red Crown. It is hand painted and artist signed on the lower left "Valentin". The image is a duck couple with a dramatic sunset sky. It has a decorative edge which is painted in a gorgeous gold which shows no signs of wear. The plate is approx. 12 1/2' across and is factory fitted with a wire for hanging. It is in mint condition with no chips, cracks or scratches. A truly beautiful plate which is decorative.Please email me with questions: Payment to be by check, money order or cashiers check and will be held until it clears. Payment is expected within 7 days unless prior arrangements are made. Buyer to pay actual shipping cost and insurance. Due to limited availability of transportation, shipping will typically be once a week on Saturday, and unless otherwise requested will be Priority Mail USPS. If necessary (If I don't have an appropriate box) a box cost may apply. No handling costs or packing costs are ever charged. I will be listing a large part of my collection over the next several months, nearly 100 paintings. As well as CA pottery (Bauer, Catalina, etc.), some Mission furniture and Arts & Crafts light fixtures. So check back often. Thanks for looking. Thanks to a fellow ebayer I have done more research on this plate. The mark is that of "Levy and Co.", and was used from the 1800's until WW1. T is a hand painted plate in my Limoges reference book which is valued at $500-600, my reserve is much less. My recollection is that the mark contain the country of origin as of 1891. That would mean this piece would date from 1891 to WW1. T is also an artist listed in the book: "Valentine" who's signature looks the same, but this plate definitely does not have an "e" at the end. I hope this helps. And thanks to the ebayer who made me not be so lazy.
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