Rare, lovely, and very desirable antique small tray in the Holly and Berries pattern made by T & V (Tressemanes and Vogt) of Limoges, France, specifically for MF & Co the world famous, luxury, Marshall Fields Department store in Chicago. With its festive colors, it would make a wonderful Christmas or New Year's present for yourself or someone else dear to you!
The tray is about 7 1/4" wide x about 1 1/2" tall. The piece is the epitome of art nouveau design, with its sensual curves, luscious colors and lovely floral themes! Furthermore, some of the paint has been applied proud of the surface, serving to enhance the realness of the depicted items! The tray is in very good antique condition and will display wonderfully, as part of your home or office decor or will make a wonderful addition to your collection. I found no significant condition issues with the tray.
I did feel with my fingers, on a few tiny gilt edges, a slightly increased sharpness, and in one instance I also felt as well a slight catching sensation. I would attribute this to tiny micro-chipping.None of this was visible to my naked eye and and only on the sharp and catching edge example could I see direct visual evidence, with high magnification and good lighting of, tiny micro-chipping. The other sharper edge could still have tiny micro-chipping, even though not visible to me under high magnification. I also spotted a bit of paint loss, rubbing, scratching , as well as a few tiny black marks, other discoloration spots, pinholes, tiny surface indentations, and a very slight roughness on the bottom rim, most of which I believe represented tiny flaws in either the clay used and/or manufacturing process. In my opinion, none of the above detract from the sure attractiveness and uniqueness of this beautiful antique tray! Please carefully study the provided photos to see examples of the appearance and condition of the tray.
Good Luck to one and all in "taking home" this gem of a tray! The item "Rare Antique Limoges T&V / MF & Co Holly Berries Tray 7.25 Long Hand Painted" is in sale since Sunday, December 23, 2018. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Limoges". The seller is "richcoeurdelion6dhj" and is located in Cambridge, Minnesota. This item can be shipped to United States.