WOW! A beautiful example of Norwegian rosemaling done by a well documented American artist. Wooden plate is LARGE at approx. 16" in diameter. Painted in the classic Lynse style of creamy white background with rosemaled flowers and a saying: "Smorrgaasbordet er nu daekket - Vaer saa god!". I am sure my Norwegian ancestors and relatives would know what this means but I don't! Back is signed with what appears to be the initials of "LS" and then "Lynse" - not sure if this done by Per Lynse or one of his relatives - I hope some of you folk art experts will know. The piece is classic Per Lynse with the light colored background, the Norwegian saying, and the blue back. T is one spot approx. 2' in length w the paint has peeled off by the word "Smorgaasbordet" - but very hard to notice -see pictures. The plate could use a good cleaning but will leave that to the new owner.Family heirloom piece - my family is originally from Northeastern Iowa and are all Norwegian in ancestory. A beautiful piece to be added to someone's collection! Shipping and handling will be to any place in the lower 48 states. Please email for a shipping quote to international or overseas locations (including Hawaii / Alaska). Items shipped via USPS parcel post or priority mail. Insurance is extra and may be added for $1.40 per $50.00 of insured value. I can not be responsible for any items once they leave my hands if no insurance is purchased. I take great care in packaging to insure safe arrival to your door. Please read item description and look at photos carefully. If you have any questions, please email before bidding. Thank for your looking at my items for sale. Happy Bidding!! Sorry, I misspelled the name - it's LYSNE . I am told by some kind and knowledgeable eBay'ers that the "LS" stands for Per Lysne's daughter-in-law, Louise. She was taught rosemaling by Per Lysne and later taught rosemaling herself. Good luck!