K & G LUNÉVILLE FRENCH FAIENCE PLATE HAND PAINTED APPLES 8 ½” Signed Obert Circa 1900
Wonderful antique FRENCH FAIENCE FRUIT PLATE WITH APPLES BY KELLER & GUERIN FRANCE, known as K & G LUNÉVILLE. The piece is circa 1900 and signed Obert. The plate is hand painted and features beautiful red apples with a touch of yellow on a deep mauve background.
Measuring 8 ½” in diameter, the plate is in very great antique condition with no cracks or chips other than crazing. There is a pinpoint nick in the glaze on the front of the plate can be seen in the photos. Two holes are on the back so the plate may be hung. The back is stamped with the maker’s mark, K & G Lunéville France.
Just imagine a grouping of beautiful K & G Lunéville Fruit plates decorating your accent wall!
About K & G Lunéville: Founded in 1730, K & G Lunéville was one of the most famous French pottery manufacturers known for faience. In 1786, Sébastien Keller purchased the company, and for the next 137 years, the Keller family controlled the company. About 1832, Keller's son aligned with his brother-in-law Guérin to give birth to the mark K & G (or KG) from the names Keller and Guérin. The term faience, refers to the tin-glazed process used for earthenware pottery, and depending on the origin, may be called majolica or delftware. For more Lunéville France see our Lunéville Faience in Collections.
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