I thought they were transfer decals. As you hold the plates close over bright light you will be able to see and feel with your hands those paint strokes.
And as you pay very close attention to the details especially the rose petals, the leaf patterns... You will see the slight (yes, only slight) variations in the painting from one plate to another.
Just slight variations in the painting, that is how amazing and time consuming the art work is. Such "precision" in hand-painting is usually found on Meissen porcelain as we all know. Now we find it on French Limoges porcelain. Talk about high end made-to-custom-order!! A beautiful set of 11 plates (large size, 10-3/8), entirely hand painted roses-in-a-vase, intricate and fancy etched gold bands both on the outside as well as around the painting panel.
The bottom base ring (where plate sits on table-top) of each plate is heavily guilded!!! - you only find this. On upper-quality plates such as these. Each piece is artist signed. 1900 made per the order of.
The Cowell & Hubbard Co. During the turn of the century (late 1800s and very early 1900s) when hand painted porcelain were at its peak in trend and in demand, high-end retail shops and jewelry stores across the US used to make special orders for very high quality hand painted porcelain from Europe's top porcelain producers to supply to their wealthy clientele. The entire set does NOT have any sign of use. This elegant set has been only for display and been treasured very dearly who wouldn't? The set just displays so well and attract attention.
Rest assured that we are willing to do whatever it takes in order to share these with you kind folks and to uphold our professional reputation. Once again we stand behind everything we offer for sale. These pieces of art have been our joy as well as investments, so will they be for our buyers.We have traveled great distances over many years (and still do). We have to pay high prices and related costs in order to acquire these high quality items. We work very hard to keep our customers happy. Using only the best materials such as. WE PAY FOR ALL OF THAT and much more because.
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The item "11 SUPERB LIMOGES HAND-PAINTED ROSES-IN-A-VASE RAISED GOLD DINNER PLATES SIGNED" is in sale since Friday, May 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Limoges". The seller is "mile-hi-collection" and is located in Aurora, Colorado.
This item can be shipped worldwide.