K & G LUNÉVILLE FRENCH FAIENCE PLATE HAND PAINTED GRAPES 8 ½” Gold Gilt Rim Circa 1900
Wonderful antique FRENCH FAIENCE FRUIT PLATE WITH GRAPES BY KELLER & GUERIN FRANCE, known as K & G LUNÉVILLE. The piece is circa 1900. The plate is hand painted and features beautiful purple grapes on a bright blue background. The edge is delicately scalloped and trimmed in a gold gilt.
The back is stamped with the maker’s mark, K & G Lunéville France. Below the mark are the words, Déposé, signifying the company had a design patent or registration of the design so it could not be copied.
Measuring 8 ½” in diameter, the plate is in very great antique condition with no chips. There is some crazing, primarily visible on the back and the gold gilt is worn is some places. A fine hairline crack is visible from the back.
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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