News-Antique.com - Apr 21,2010 - At the turn of the century 1800 to 1900’s Limoges porcelain was highly sought. The Coronet Limoges was manufactured in Europe and artistically decorated in studios in Limoges, generally by porcelain artists. This was the naturalist period of design in which art nouveau thrived with its many twists and turns of leaves, plants, animals and ladies. In America it was the time of the summers in the Adirondacks, Teddy Roosevelt’s Wild West, prior to the world wars; a time of elegance in dining, and a great love for porcelain. The Limoges Coronet game sets or fish sets were highly prized. They depicted the love of animals, birds and fish and gave a great finished look to the Adirondack rough cottages which appealed to the great outdoors. No Air Conditioning, no TV, no radio, just the beginning of movies, so a summer at a lake was the ultimate. This gold trimmed set of nine, small plates and one large platter, artistically hand painted by L. Conderly who had a great eye for the game birds. The cock and the lesser distinctive hen are very well done. Each small plate gives you a look at their nesting, and various habitats, while the large platter has a very beautiful cock in all his wonderful color and notes his distinctive eyes. L. Conderly always has the set of the game; both the male and the female are incorporated in his renditions with a great artistic knowledge of how to apply realism to each plate. For a touch of the past and a love for the outdoor Adirondack appeal, this is the set for your cottage.