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Limoges Plate Identification

Posted by theopratr (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 20, 14 at 15:41

I recently came across some Limoges porcelain that my aunt gave me via my great-aunt.

Most of it was easily identified, but one piece in particular has been rather troublesome. (See attached photo, with inlaid proof marks from reverse.)

I am primarily interested in year of production, estimated price, &c.

Thank you in advance for your kind assistance!

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RE: Limoges Plate Identification

I know I have seen that picture before. He is a WWII French leader, but I just am not sure of his name.

RE: Limoges Plate Identification

Obviously a commemorative plate - generals of France series perhaps?

This looks to be Philippe Pétain.

RE: Limoges Plate Identification

edited to remove double post.

As to value, I don't know. Might have some crossover appeal - Limoges collectors, World War memorabilia buffs.

This post was edited by duluthinbloomz4 on Fri, Apr 11, 14 at 10:59

RE: Limoges Plate Identification

Could be Charles de Gaulle.

RE: Limoges Plate Identification

I agree with duluthinbloom, I think it's General Henri-Philippe Petain. He was a WW1 general, and the leader of the Vichy government of France in WW2 who surrendered to the Germans. I would speculate that the plate was made pre-WW2 as after the war for obvious reasons he was not popular and in fact was tried for and convicted of treason and imprisoned until his death in 1951.
Have a look at the photo on this webpage:

Here is a link that might be useful: Picture of General Petain

This post was edited by colleenoz on Sun, Apr 13, 14 at 8:04

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