A giant platter made in France in the 19th century or maybe earlier. I have owned it for many years and it just has me stumped! It is huge being 21.5 inches wide, 15.5 inches deep and 2.5 inches tall. Hand painted with a superb floral arrangement as well as a few smaller flowers and leaves.
One leaf with a flower bud was painted over a large rim chip which I have never seen before on that scale. Two green bugs are also on the rim. The piece is in good condition considering the side - the one over painted rim chip I already mentioned and another rim chip plus flaking to the paint.I first thought it might be Tournai because the porcelain has a green translucency but the style of flower does not fit nor do I think this is soft paste. The only markings are an impressed 18 and 20 underneath. Maybe someone out there has more of a clue what this might be than me : It is a very heavy piece!
If you like my goodies have a look at my other auctions for a lot more top maker pieces like KPM, Sevres and so on. Photos are part of the description - if you need others just let me know exactly what you are looking for and I'll take care of it speedily! Please do not send me questions on items other than my own! This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Decorative Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Dishes". The seller is "kpmisbetter" and is located in this country: US.This item can be shipped worldwide.