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Doris - dfm925, Pres, Owner Nashville Appraisals Corporation
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Experience:  Antiques store owner 10+yrs.Best of Nashville Two Years. Collector 56+yrs.USPAP compliant. Member AOA.Founded part of antiques, silver & art collection at local museum.
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What is my hand painted Limoge plate from France worth?

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What is my hand painted Limoge plate from France worth?
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 2 months ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is Doris.
I have been an antiques collector, dealer and appraiser for over 56 years.
I will be pleased to help you.

Please send a close-up. clear photo of the marks on the bottom.

I also need the distance across the plate (diameter).

You may need to use the macro function (flower icon) of your camera to get a good clear photo of the marks.

If you cannot get a good photo, then sketch the marks and take a photo of the sketch.

To send photos you may use the "reply to expert" in the blue box link on your reply page or the "paper clip" found in the toolbar you see on your reply page.
Please do not send in ZIP format. The jpg or jpeg format works best.

An explanation of this method can be found here:

Kind regards,

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Hi Doris,
Here is a picture of the marks on the bottom. The plate is 11 inches across.
Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 2 months ago.

Thank you for the information and photo.

Please allow me time to research the data required by your question, calculate current values and write my answer.

I should return within 20 minutes.

I thank you in advance for your patience.

Kind regards,


Expert:  Doris - dfm925 replied 2 months ago.

My research indicates that the blank (white) plate was made 1954-1970 by the Paris Porcelain factory (formerly Bourdois & Bloch).

Hand painting on blanks has long been a hobby that amateurs have enjoyed.

Your plate was painted by one of these hobbiests.

Your very unusual hand painted plate would have an estimated retail value of $60-80 assuming good condition and depending on sale location.

Online auctions like eBay generally bring wholesale selling prices.

If you would like to sell close to estimated retail, some ideas are:

The internet has your largest audience of buyers. Place small ads on these sites or set up your own small store on these sites. - small fees - 20 cents to list plus 3.5% final price.
Amazon Marketplace:

Or your nearest where you can list items for free.

In general, a private seller to a dealer or at auction can expect 30-60% of estimated retail value.

Insurance replacement values are usually about 10% more than retail values.

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