An enchanting hand painted pale mint green antique cup and saucer by Boisbertrand and Theilloud of Limoges, France. This is an outstanding example of Limoges porcelain, the painting is extremely detailed and of the highest quality. The cup has a very unique shape with gracefully scalloped "feet" and elaborate handle. It's also embossed with scrollwork which is further enhanced by gilding. The gilded scrolls act as frames for the breathtaking bird scenes, giving the impression of framed artwork in a gallery.
The cup is 2 1/8" tall, 4 1/8" wide including the handle, and the diameter is 3 1/4. No chips, cracks, or crazing. A tiny bit of wear to the gold on the outside of the handle. The overall appearance is excellent. The saucer is similar to the cup with embossed, gilded scrollwork that frames hand painted artwork.
It measures 5 1/2 in diameter. There is one small area on the underside of the saucer, on the inner rim of the base, that looks like a flake but is glazed over so it was manufactured this way. It's not at all noticeable anyway. The only other issue is a small, narrow line of pink paint on the white inner circle of the saucer.It's the same color as the pink in the bird scene, just a little mistake. Please see our other listings for two other similar, hand painted lots from this estate. Listing and template services provided by inkFrog. The item "Antique BTD Limoges Green Porcelain Cup Saucer Embossed Gilded Hand Painted Bird" is in sale since Sunday, January 26, 2020.
This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Limoges". The seller is "revolutionvintage" and is located in Pottsville, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.