Antique Limoges Hand Painted Plate (bird) (bawo & Dotter?) Elite France
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Antique Limoges Hand Painted Plate (bird) (bawo & Dotter?) Elite France:
Antique Limoges Hand Painted Plate. The Limoges mark is under the glaze, the Elite mark is on top of the glaze. According to my online research the Limoges mark dates between 1896-1905 and the Elite mark was used from 1896-1900. It's my understanding that Limoges produced blank plates in France for the express purpose of importing them to Bawo & Dotter in New York who would then paint them. The items would subsequently be sold in high end and jewelry stores. This is an estate find and I was not able to find any similar items online so it must be rare or maybe many of these didn't survive. There are some cracks, please check photos!