1883-1914 Gorgeous Elite Limoges Fr Lg Serve Platter In Floral Pattern; Perfect
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1883-1914 Gorgeous Elite Limoges Fr Lg Serve Platter In Floral Pattern; Perfect:
This is an absolutely gorgeous large antique serving platter made by Elite of Limoges France. It was factory decorated as can be determined by the makers marks on the underside. The piece is quite old dating back to 1883 through 1914. It presents in excellent condition despite its great age. There is no paint loss, or pattern fading; and it is free of chips, cracks, or crazing. The pattern is beautifully floral with lots of heavy gold all the way around the edges of the plate. There are metallic gold tulips dipping down from around the gold trimmed border. Large floral bouquets are all around the sides of the platter, and smaller ones are featured on the center area. The flowers are very pretty in shades of pink and yellow, with lots of green leaves. It is delicately scalloped around all the edges, and gives a lovely appearance. This large piece measures 15 and a 1/2 in long by 10 in wide; and weighs about 2 pounds. The platter has done a wonderful job standing up to the test of time, and truly looks fabulous. Pieces such as this are rarely found in such pristine condition. Collectors and enthusiasts of Antique Limoges china, won't want to miss out on this true beauty. It will ship free to the continental United States and Puerto Rico. (ml22)