This gorgeous William Guerin France Limoges hand painted decorated tray measures 3.25" high by 11" across by 7" wide.  It has a beautiful form, with embossed blossoms, and a blossom and leaf handle trimmed in a brilliant gilt glaze, which borders the rim as well, a very rich presentation.  It is decorated with a garland of Forget-me-not blossoms in a nice Arts and Crafts presentation.  The decoration is beautiful with tiny blossoms in blue, and they cover the outer edges of the tray. This tray comes from an estate that includes a set of limoges D&C candlesticks, decorated in the same manner and signed by M. Hannon and dated 1912, so we believe this tray was also decorated by M. Hannon around that time. It also bears the Limoges ink stamp for William Guerin, France. The mark dates to circa 1891-1932.  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 tray.  The styles varied from an Arts & Crafts motif, sometimes transitioning to more of an Art Deco style. This tray is glazed in a ground of pure porcelain white, with very complementary colors in the decoration, just beautiful. It is in factory original condition, with just normal handling wear. This china-painted tray makes a beautiful presentation!

William Guerin France Limoges China-Painted Tray Likely by M. Hannon c1912


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