A gorgeous rare set of Antique Limoges Hand Painted Plates, they are hand painted with the most beautiful birds holding floral garlands in their little beaks. Imported by the Chicago luxury retailer Pitkin & Brooks in the very early 1900's, these plates are just exquisite. Surrounded by scalloped rims, the birds fly merrily around the perimeter, with hand applied gilt enameling adding more beauty to their fun. The flowers are in the softest pink and blue, in the center, one spray of light blue blosoms.
Three of these are perfect, one has a nick on the rim, and a fissure, as shown. I have decided to sell them still as a set of four, as this is how I found them and how they were used by their original owner for decades. Please only purchase the set if you can love the little "not perfect" sister as well. Each measures 8-1/2".