A superb plate made by Lille in the early 19th century. The factory was founded in 1784 by Leperre-Durot which was protected by the Dauphin.It closed around 1817 after some changes of ownership over its short existence. Most pieces one finds are painted with flowers so I was excited to find this one here which has a superb hand painted scene in the center in puce of superb quality. The scene has a gold band around it with a fancy gold, pink and blue trim to the edge of the well, an orangey / salmon type ground color to the rim which has a basket weave design to the paste and a thin black line to either side. Gold trim to the edge. The piece is already hard paste and more in the Paris taste than other earlier Lille pieces I own and have seen. This piece was made towards the end of the factory when they used the a Lille mark as shown. It's a really nice plate with a very good quality scene in the center. The plate is in superb condition with some minor wear to the gilding mainly along the outer edge. The plate is marked with the black a. Lille 1796 mark as shown. It is just over 1 inch tall and 9.25 inches in diameter.
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