An amazing set of 12 dessert plates with different hand colored characters depicted on each plate, from Samaria warriors to beautiful delicate Geishas. The shaped rims and geometric gold enamel decoration frame the central motifs in a restrained and subtle fashion. The plates have an ivory ground and the figures are all painted in a dramatic and detailed contrasting palette. Perfect for creating a unique table setting or a wonderful set for display. Made by L. Bernardaud and Sons and retailed by Marin, Paris.