Exquisite Decorative 8 1/2 Plate. DESCRIPTION: There are even grey ghost leaves to give depth to the painting. The unique plate was produced with beautiful hand painted pink flowers & green leaves. The pink flowers are nestled in their green leaves. Actually, there are several features that are truly eye-catching.
One is the lilac flowers with the raised paint on the flowers to add relief to the painting. There are grey ghost leaves to give depth to the painting. Another is the raised gold swirls which form the cartouche containing the courting couple in their period dress. The light green/purple washes behind the couple are outstanding.The rim has both solid and stippled gold on the edge. This makes a beautiful display piece. CONDITION: While this plate is classified as used, the condition is superb.
There are no chips, nicks, cracks, rubbings, scratches or hairlines. There are no utensil marks & no wear to the gold.
DIMENSIONS: The plate has a diameter of 8 1/2" with a height of 1". Is frequently incorrectly named as Lewis Straus & Sons.
But, in fact, the company of Lazarus Straus & Sons was founded in 1869 and successfully specialized in the import and resale of glass and ceramics. By 1874, Nathan Straus (one of 4 sons of Lazarus) convinced Macy's to allow the shop-in-shop chinaware departments in all their stores. So successful was the venture that they formed the U. Based New York & Rudolstadt Pottery Company, Inc.
To import from the Rudolstadt Works in Thurginia, Germany. With expanding business, Lazarus Straus opened subsidiaries in France L. Limoges, a decorating studio and Bohemia while maintaining a glass importing business in London.Lazarus died in 1898 and, by 1896, Nathan had full control of the business which he retained until 1930 when it closed. In 1924, he renamed the business Nathan Straus and Sons. The source for the above is: Bohemian Decorated Porcelain by Dr. Henderson and the subscribed web source porcelainmarksandmore. The gray decorator overglaze mark on the bowl is mark #1 in Mary Frank Gaston's Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, 3rd Edition. This mark was used from 1890's to the mid 1920's. 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.
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