This antique French Limoge bowl has the A Lanternier stamp that dates from 1891-1914. This uncommon pink and green flower motif is called Pink Chrysanthemums. This bowl is not shallow. It is called a berry bowl or a soup bowl.
Medium in size, the bowl is 6" wide x 1 5/8" tall or 15.3 cm x 3.7 cm. This bowl has been in one of my glass curio cabinets untouched for over 40 years. The bowl is in excellent condition for age. It is pristine clean and the gloss clear coating is not dull or worn. There are no chips, flakes, cracks, or repairs. There are a couple of very tiny frit marks in the inside bottom of the bowl. The pink and green decor is in excellent condition.
One of the smaller flowers on the rim; the impression didn't take 100% as there is a ledge on the top of the bowl: an awkward spot for the impression to print. There are only traces of gold left around the rim. It doesn't look like this bowl has ever been used but many moons ago, the gold probably got worn from someone trying to wash the bowl. The bottom of the bowl is clean and perfect.
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