K & G LUNEVILLE FRENCH FAIENCE PLATE HAND PAINTED ORANGES Signed Obert Circa 1900
Wonderful antique FRENCH FAIENCE FRUIT PLATE WITH ORANGES BY KELLER & GUERIN FRANCE, known as K & G LUNÉVILLE. The piece is circa 1900 and signed Obert. The plate is hand painted and features bright oranges on a mauve background.
Measuring 8 ½” in diameter, the plate is in very great antique condition with no cracks or chips. There is some crazing, primarily visible on the back and a small pinpoint nib on the rim. 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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