A Lanternmier, Limoges hand painted floral dish, 1890
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Beautiful canoe shape porcelain dish is hand painted and signed Celine. Appears to be an orchid, with lots of nice gold trim. Measures 9 1/4" long, perhaps a celery or olive dish. Perfect condition with no chips cracks or wear. The red backstamp dates this piece to 1890. A Bit of History. The Lanternier family exported porcelain from Limoges France during the 1850s. Thirty years later, Frederic Lanternier began producing porcelain as well as decorate and export Limoges china. The Lanternier mark depicts the son's name of Alfred (i.e. A. Lanternier). The company carried on an extensive export business with table china being the primary product line, and later, more decorative pieces. Some handpainted examples are signed by notable Limoges artists. Backstamps: Overglaze (in red) A. Lanternier & Cie Limoges (Mark 1) c. 1890; Underglaze (in green) Limoges France (Mark 5) c.1891; (in black).