21.59cm Long Point to Point, 18.09cm Wide, 5.08cm Tall. Exquisite vintage Limoges sculpted dish / bowl. Delightful, hand-painted cherubs in the clouds are depicted in the center. They are framed with an intricate gold moriage (raised paint) frame. Their wings and the cloud edges are highlighted with white moriage.Sculpted dish has points on the right and left and a beautifully involved border with heavy gilding. Measures roughly 8.5 inches long (point to point), 7.121 inches wide, and 2 inches tall or 21.59 centimeters long point to point, 18.09 centimeters wide, and 5.08 centimeters tall.
Marked on the reverse with "LIMOGES, FRANCE" around a well worn "AK" above another initial in red. Also marked in green with "FRANCE, DEPOSÉ" about an intertwined "MG" that I believe is the mark for J. The DEPOSE indicates the piece was commissioned and is not a regular piece of the company's line. Very good vintage condition with no cracks, crazing, or repairs.
There are three small chips near the rim. If you imagine the bowl displayed in photo #1 as a clock, two are near the 11:15 o'clock position and a smaller one that I noticed initially only by feel is near the 9 o'clock position.
There is light wear to the gilt edges and raised areas that I estimate to be less than 10% overall and an errant red paint mark that is at approximately 2:45 o'clock. None of these negatively impact the beauty or durability of the bowl and are being noted for full disclosure.
Any repetitive bright white dots or lines are reflections from the rectangular arrangement of LED lights in my photo box. Weighs over 7 ounces before protective packaging. Thank you for looking at GEMS and TREASURES of GRACE. The item "Limoges France Depose Hand-Painted Cherubs Gilt Porcelain Sculpted Dish Bowl" is in sale since Tuesday, September 1, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Bowls".The seller is "gemsandtreasuresofgrace" and is located in Parkville, Maryland. This item can be shipped worldwide.