Delinieres Cake Plate 6 Luncheon HandPainted Roses Gold early1900s. Elegant Decorative SET of CAKE PLATE & 6 LUNCHEON PLATES from D&Co. (Delinieres & Company) Limoges, France, Hand Painted PINK ROSES w/GREEN Leaves by a Talented Artist, GOLD on Rims & Cake Plate RETICULATED HANDLES, Dotted Gold Decorative Circles separating the Yellow & Blue Bands, circa early 1900's.
DESCRIPTION: The 6 decorative luncheon plates were hand painted with 5 sets of pink roses with green leaves. The artist was most talented as this is a well executed painting. The overall quality of the design is quite professional. The cake (or serving plate) plate actually has 6 sets of roses and the reticulated handles are painted a solid gold.The gold trim on the rims is very rich looking and accents the smooth rims. CONDITION: While these decorative plates are classified as used, their condition is superb. We do find a very minor, shallow, porcelain flake on the back of one luncheon plate which does not show from the front or the side. There are no other chips, nicks, cracks, rubbings, scratches, crazing or hairlines.
The gold shows no wear on the luncheon plates and only very minor wear on the cake plate. DIMENSIONS: The decorative luncheon plates have a diameter of 9 1/4" and a height of 1 1/8".
The larger serving plate has a diameter of 10 3/8" while it is 10 5/8" handle to handle. Its height is also 1 1/8.HISTORY/MARKS: For the luncheon plates: Remy Delinieres and P. Guery established a pottery in the 1860's in Limoges, France. Delinieres became head of the company after 1879 and established a porcelain decorating shop in 1881 as part of the factory. In 1900, the company becomes Leon Bernardaud & Co. Leon Bernardaud's family continued his company which is still in operation.
He was a painter and decorator of porcelain who was also a kaolin deposit owner. Though his original intent was to emulate the designs and benefit from the reputation of the'Königliche Porzellan-Manufaktur' (KPM) in Berlin, the quality of his porcelain was such high quality that he obtained his own clientele of wealthy patrons and won numerous awards at porcelain exhibitions, particularly in Paris.
Upon his death in 1867, the pottery went to the Haenschke heirs who further improved the factory to the point that in 1913 it employed 800 workers. The heirs decided to change it into a limited corporation in 1920 and by 1921, it was acquired by the Rosenthal Group who continued the current mark usage until 1927. After WWII, the factory was nationalized and was renamed in 1952 to Porcelana Stolowa Krzysztof. Combining these two seems to date this set to the early 1900's and they were definitely hand painted by the same artist, probably an American. Please view all pictures carefully as they are part of the description.The stand was used as a photo prop and is not part of this listing. See additional international policies below. This is ready to use or display with pride in your home. We strive to have satisfied customers. Please view each photo carefully. We try to include enough information while noting any imperfections that we see. Request additional photos as needed.
We deal primarily with antique and vintage items. Since these items are of considerable age, normal age appropriate wear can be expected and the items are not "new" or necessarily in "perfect" condition. Listing and template services provided by inkFrog. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Plates". The seller is "semloh" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped worldwide. Delinieres Company, KPM Germany