I don't know why, but I've always felt every home should include at least ONE piece of Limoges antique china. I've a platter similar to this one and 4 dinner plates. I bought them at a garage sale. The seller didn't know what a treasure they were and, yes, I took advantage of the situation. Still think about it,,,,,BUT she should have checked the items' worth before settiing curbside, ya know?