This gorgeous Delinieres & Co. (D&C) France Limoges hand painted decorated set of candlestems stand a tall 8.5" high by 4.25" in diameter at the base by 2" in diameter at the top candlecup. They have a classic form, broad platform base, with a narrow candle cup at the top. They are decorated with a garland of Forget-me-not blossoms in a distinctly nice Arts and Crafts presentation. The decoration is exquisite with tiny blossoms in blue, and they cover the stem platform, very well-executed artwork by the artist M. Hannon, each signed on the base and dated 1912 by the artist. It also bears the Limoges ink stamp for Delinieres & Co. (D&C) France. The mark dates to circa 1879-1893. Limoges sold their white porcelain ware to china-painters at the turn of the last century. Many women, mostly homemakers, were buying items to decorate in women's groups, or simply to work on at home in their leisure time. Some pieces are very ornate, some pretty, pretty decorative objects, such as this set. The styles varied from an Arts & Crafts motif, sometimes transitioning to more of an Art Deco style. They are glazed in a ground of pure porcelain white, with very complementary colors in the decoration, just beautiful. They are in factory original condition, with handling wear to the gilt trim on the candlecups. This china-painted set makes a simply stunning presentation!
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