This is an absolutely gorgeous round antique serving platter made in Limoges France. It bears 2 official makers marks on the underside, whereby the green GDA mark dates back to 1900 through 1941. The fact that it is decorated in a classic Victorian style, would date it to closer to 1900, rather than the later date of 1941. GDA was a renouned Limoges porcelain factory which stands for the owners names Gerad, Dufraissiex, and Abbot (who did their own in house designing).They were quite well known for their beautiful designs; and this piece is no exception. It presents in very good to excellent condition, with no issues to report. There are no chips, cracks, or scratches, and I see no paint loss. There is a lovely floral design border, as well as stunning gold scroll designs all the way around. The flowers appear in pink, purple, blue, and yellow with lots of green leaves.
Aside from the flowers, ther are 3 separate gold trimmed borders, all to make for a beautiful palette. The serving plate measures a nice size of 11 and a 1/2 in round, and weighs approximately 1 pound. This is the type of piece which makes for a wonderful display, and would also be elegant and sophisticated to use when serving guests. Collectors and enthusiasts of Limoges china will not want to miss out on this true beauty, which was also hand decorated by the maker in France. The item "1900-1941 Beautiful Floral Victorian GDA Limoges Fr Lg Round Serve Platter" is in sale since Wednesday, April 15, 2015.This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Platters & Trays". 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, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Russian federation, Switzerland, Brazil.