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  • Item Category: Ceramics
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 08, 2016
  • Channel: Auction House
It's indisputable: Limoges says quality. And LS&S - Lewis Strauss & Sons - produced some of the world's finest and most beautiful Limoges porcelain. LS&S Limoges examples are fairly rare because the company was only in business between the 1890s and 1920s.
This lovely scalloped 7 1/2 inch plate - featuring delicate pink flowers and muted green leaves within a band of alternating peach and white - is in keeping with the high quality that is typical of the company.
The blue LS&S overglaze exporter's mark was used throughout the company's existence.
The green - and very faint - oval underglaze "Limoges France" arrow mark is the white ware mark of the Laviolette company, which produced porcelain wares between 1896 and 1905, confirming that this plate was produced between 1896 and 1905 and decorated by LS&S.
The dish shows the effects of its long life. It is in good condition considering its age and fragile material: there are no chips, nicks, stains, repairs, crazing or utensil marks. But there is a very old crack that can be seen in the photos with the penny, as well as the wear to the gold that is typical on a delicate piece of this age.
An unusual addition for a serious Limoges collection.
Please check the photos very carefully - they are part of the description.