DESCRIPTION: This large hand-decorated antique Haviland Serving Platter is decorated on pristine white porcelain, oval in shape with solid handles.
This piece features lovely sprays of delicate florals. With a mixture of transfer pattern and hand applied gold, the platter is easily identified as Haviland Limoges. The transfer pattern is of tiny flowers in shades of pink, lavender, white, and yellow formed flowers connected with freeform wisps of greenery.
The serving platter is brushed with gold on the rim to provide a softened effect that complements the solid gilded embossed rim, including the handles. The rim is fluted. To complete this piece, a sheen of fine glaze provides depth to the gold and florals, adding a shimmer of sophistication.
WHY I LIKE IT: The delicate floral pattern applied to pristine white porcelain is lovely. The gilded accents on embossed porcelain adds a layer of design element against a fluted edge that defines this piece.
I would use this piece as a cheeseboard filled with an array of pre-cut artisan cheeses, fresh and dried fruits, almonds, crackers, and specialty dips.
CIRCA: This piece is triple-marked:
CH Field Haviland (Charles) Limoges, Mark 3 (in red OG) ca. 1900-1941
GDA (Gerard, Dufraisseix & Abbot) France, Mark 1 (in green UG) ca. 1900-1941
Chas Mayer & Co. (Importers & Retailers, mostly from Europe including Limoges), in red OG, ca 1890s - 1930
ARTIST SIGNATURE: none
DIMENSIONS: 14-1/2” handle to handle x 9-5/8”
CONDITION: Very Good to Excellent. No chips, cracks, crazing or repairs. Light scratches to gold expected for age; beautiful glazed sheen. Manufacturing anomalies exist i.e. glaze pops, imperfections.
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