Aside from the exceptional size, the decorative design is exquisite, as is the condition. Despite its great age, the piece presents in excellent condition, with absolutely no flaws or defects. The lid has a lovely raised draped gold handle, and the platter has gold handles on the 2 opposite sides. The domed cover has a gold filigree decorative band at the top, followed by a band of pink and green flowers, which is then followed by a dark green band with a gold design, and a final pink floral band at the bottom.
This same design pattern is then repeated on the platter, which makes for a visual masterpiece. From handle to handle, the platter measures 12 and a 1/2 in, and stands 1 in high; the domed cover stands about 2 and 3/4 in tall, not including the raised handle, and the total weight is approximately 3 pounds. (Please take the time to view all the photos to appreciate all aspects of this uniquely designed piece). If ever an antique serving piece was special, this is that piece.
It is majestic and awesome, all at once; and emits a an elaborately elegant vibe. Perfection, is the best word to summarize this piece. Collectors and enthusiasts of antique Limoges porcelain will not want to miss out on this rare perfect specimen of French porcelain history. The item "1880-1900 Limoges Fr Lg Cover Serve Platter by Delinieres & Co Rare Beauty" is in sale since Tuesday, April 14, 2015. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Limoges".
The seller is "marigoldlux" and is located in Palmyra, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion.