DESCRIPTION: This plate was designed in a very classic pattern with hand painted pink and magenta flowers by a talented artist. There are green leaves, raised gold outlining and grey ghost leaves to give depth to the painting.
There is gold outlining on the scrollwork and highlights of raised white paint on the pink flowers. The scene of the couple in period dress feeding the ducks is quite detailed.
The overall quality of the design is very professional. The rim is scalloped and fluted with a bold, stippled gold trim which accents the scalloping and fluting. The back of the plate is the high white of the porcelain.
CONDITION: While this charger is classified as used, its condition is superb. We can find no defects and only very minor damage. The are 2 very short, not deep, utensil scratches on the white part of the front. There are no chips, nicks, cracks, rubbings, other scratches, crazing or hairlines.
There is no wear to the paint and no wear to the gold on the rim. DIMENSIONS: The plate has a diameter of 12 1/4" and a height of 1 3/8".HISTORY/MARKS: Blakeman & Henderson were not manufacturers or decorators of porcelain, but rather were importers in New York City of high quality decorated porcelain exclusively from Limoges, France. The B&H exporter's mark on this plate is mark #1 as cited in Mary Frank Gaston in her book, Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, 3rd Edition. She states Porcelain carrying the Blakeman & Henderson marks is always superbly decorated.
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This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Plates". The seller is "semloh" and is located in this country: US.
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