Villeroy & Boch "Le Ballon" Dinner Plate, Copenhague Copenhagen, Hot Air Balloon

Vintage Villeroy & Boch Dinner Plate

"Le Ballon" Pattern / Copenhague

Up for auction is a vintage porcelain Villeroy & Boch Dinner Plate, in the "Le Ballon" Pattern. This "Floriane survolant Copenhague" Dinner Plate depicts a Floral Scene with Flowers and a Butterfly on a Hot Air Balloon, flying over Copenhagen. The plate measures approximately 10.25 inches in diameter, and its design is taken from Jean Mercier's famous watercolors. The pattern was made by Villery & Boch, in Luxembourg, between 1984 and 1988, and is now discontinued.

The dinner plate has never been used, and is in near mint condition, with bright, crisp colors. However, it was purchased from the Villeroy & Boch outlet store in Maine as a factory second, and its outer rim has very minute, flea bite chips or roughage to the glaze. These are not noticeable to the eyes, but they are to the touch when running a finger along the rim. Other than that, there are no cracks, chips, scratches, stains, discoloration or crazing, nor any other damage that I can detect. Please note that some of my photographs tend to distort the colors, making it appear as if there is a yellow hue to the plate. This is not the case - the actual pieces are all stain-free.

At this time and over the next few months I will be selling my entire Villeroy
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