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Vintage Porcelain Hand Painted Cabinet Plate Pear Motif With Heavy Gilding Artist Signed SOLD
Product Description And Additional Pictures
We have a beautiful, curved plate which we suspect is a Limoges blank that was painted by a very talented amateur. This plate, which measures 10 1/8 inches in diameter, has a heavy gilt border and a completely handpainted bowl depicting the branches, leaves and fruit of a pear tree. This humble-sounding subject is transformed into a work of sheer artistry by the talented hand of 'M. Goyer.' It was a well-established tradition during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries for ladies from wealthier backgrounds to paint porcelain blanks. While many of these efforts were less than memorable, there were amateur painters of great talent whose works are avidly collected. While the Antiquarians prefer to acquire and offer studio-painted porcelain works, this particular plate grabbed our eye and our fancy. We offer it now to you -- come dally beneath the pear tree!