What a stunningly beautiful and elegant piece of Haviland Limoges porcelain this is. The hand -painted decoration is just gorgeous with ample us of 24 carat gold as well. The base is signed and dated by the artist as: M.M. 1923. The Coffee Pot stands 8 1/2" tall with a base diameter of 4 1/2" and is in like Mint Condition......never used we think...no wear signs at all present. HAVILAND is one of the most renowned and sought after Limoge makers. Haviland was an American businessman from New York dealing with porcelain. While seeking out new business interests, he arrived in Limoges, France and by 1842 he was able to send his first shipment of Limoges porcelain to the United States. He was also key in adopting a new process by which to decorate porcelain pieces developed in 1873. In 1890, David Haviland's son, Théodore Haviland, built a very large and prominent factory in Limoges and introduced a variety of new processes for firing and decorating porcelain pieces. The Haviland company has since been overseen by grandson William Haviland, and great-grandson Theodore Haviland II.
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