When I found this Limoges platter a few years ago at Grand Bazaar Antiques I envisioned using it for a ladies luncheon or a tea party. I love the delicate pink roses with pale green foliage-one of the most loved patterns of the time. The edges are scalloped with gold details. The plate has two marks: Elite/L/France of the Bawo & Dotter Company (used after 1900) and the P & B/Limoges/France overglaze importing mark used by Pitkin & Brooks from 1900-1914
Bawo & Dotter company of New York established a manufacturing facility in Limoges, France, called Elite Works. That factory began producing porcelain in 1892 with the mark “Elite France”.