IMPERIAL LIMOGES Hand Painted Plate, Signed, MINT, Rare
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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