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Antique French porcelain tray with birds of paradise

  • $8500 CAD

A beautiful old porcelain tray, the central birds of paradise in a combination of transferware and hand painted finishing, the green scalloped edging is handpainted. The back has been marked D./5/1798 in green paint, I can also see a faint impression mark "D. 5" - It is most likely a French or German item and D.5 being the item's shape number, 1798 being the decorator's number. This item dates ca 1880-1910. It would look great as a key tray in the entryway, as a decorative tray on the wall or as a small serving tray.

Its condition is very good without chips, cracks or breaks. There are some signs of age and wear, and some small surface scartches to the front.

Size: 11 x 8 inches.

Weight: 500 grams

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