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That's a gorgeous piece. The mark is attributed to the Royal Limoges factory that was founded in 1797. It's not so much one factory as it's a collection of various decorators out of the Limoges region. At various times, GDA, Lanternier, Clement and others have all been involved. Royal is one of the longest running and still existing porcelain factories in Limoges.

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Sadly, most of their patterns don't have official names, but I can tell you that mark dates to about the 1950s/1960s.

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It's a gorgeous cobalt with an embossed scroll design and golden rose pattern. It has a very elegant look. It looks to be in excellent condition. Given that, it should be worth about $60 to $85.

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The price will vary a bit depending on where you try to sell it. You will always get a higher value by selling it yourself in a private sale as opposed to an auction, Ebay, or selling it to a dealer.

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For selling it yourself, Etsy is a great alternative to Ebay. Rubylane, Tias, and Cyberattic are great online stores too. They generally have a store "setup" fee, so unless you have a lot of items to list, it may be a bit too pricey. They do get the "higher" paying customers though.

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There is also craigslist. Your town might even have a facebook page dedicated to selling items (like an online garage sale). Some buyers have even started using apps or sites like LetGo or Varagesale. The only big downside to these is you always run a risk of meeting someone that may be dangerous. If you go that route, never have them come to your house. Always meet someplace very public and never go alone. I don't generally recommend any of those options because I would hate for something to happen to you. One generally safe option is meeting up at a local police station. A lot of towns allow sellers to use their parking lots as meeting places.

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Ebay is more or less a last resort. It does reach a lot of people, but the values tend to be lower. If you do decide to try Ebay, consider using reserves.
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That should give you quite a few options, but if you need anything else, don't hesitate to ask.

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