LIMOGES OYSTER PLATE, GILT EDGED,SCALLOPED RIM, FINELY RIBBED OR SHIRRED SURFACE, DECORATED WITH LIGHT ROSE AND GREEN FOLIAGE. FIVE SECTIONS WITH CENTER SAUCE DIP
DIAMETER IS 8.25 INCHES. HEIGHT 1 INCH. WEIGHT 12 OZ EACH
MARK IN GREEN: "T&V" WITHIN A RECTANGLE OVER "FRANCE".
MARK IN RED/PURPLE: J.MC.D&S ,AND "LIMOGES/TV" IN RED BELL.
AT THE TIME OF THIS INITIAL LISTING, FOUR OYSTER PLATES ARE AVAILABLE. PRICE QUOTED IS FOR ONE.
TRESSEMANN & VOGT (T&V) started as a company in the porcelain decorating and exporting business during the early 1880s. It did not start manufacturing porcelain until 1891.
The green mark "T&V" in the rectangle over “FRANCE” is an underglaze white ware (maufacturer/firing) mark used by the firm ca. 1892-1907. The reddish-purple mark of a bell with T.V. on it and with LIMOGES printed above it is an overglaze decorating mark used by the firm ca. 1907-1919. The conjunction of the two periods shown by the marks on this plate thus dates it to ca. 1907.
The letters J.MC.D&S on these particular plate between the green mark and the red bell are the initials of a company which exported European porcelain to the United States at that time and probably went out of business at the start of World War I.