Mavaleix et Granger Gilded and Painted Limoges Porcelain Plate
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This luscious porcelain plate was made in Limoges, France in the 1920's by the firm of Mavaleix et Granger. Hand painted with pink flowers and petals and green leaves, the ruffled rim is edged in pink and encrusted with gilt ribbon and dots. The pure white body of the plate has subtle raised designs. The reverse is marked with the green printed mark composed of an M superimposed over a G, along with the words "France" and "Déposé" (French for 'registered). The artist's initials C.T. are hand-lettered in pink.
Paul Maurice de Mavaleix was part owner of a porcelain factory on Rue Charpentier in Limoges from 1908 to 1920. He then became partners with J. Granger, forming Mavaleix et Granger, which continued in production until it closed in 1938. Their porcelain is of excellent quality and not easily found.
This plate measures about 7 inches in diameter and stands about 1 inch high. It is in pristine condition, including the painted decorations and the gilding, with no stains, chips or cracks. It's a lovely example of fine French porcelain.