This is one of TWO fabulous, pristine antique Haviland Limoges porcelain plates that I have had and enjoyed for quite a few years, but now it's time to let it go. It is just gorgeous with a dual pattern - a "Meadow Visitor" with greenery and unbelievably detailed, realistic butterflies -- combined with a "Handkerchief" square suggesting a linen hankie, amazingly together in one plate!
SIZE is a full 9 inches across.
The back marking is H&Co. shown in our Gaston book as Mark 6, used between 1876 and 1880 by Haviland in Limoges, France. It is incredible to be able to date such an antique to such a short time period: only two years. Prior owners must have TREASURED it (which it deserves) for it to be in such amazing condition now -- PRISTINE, with no cracks, chips, flakes or repairs; no color fading or loss and VIRTUALLY NO LOSS to the brilliant gold overlay outlining the "Handkerchief."
Please look at our pictures which attempt to show just how beautiful this amazing old plate really is.
PLEASE NOTE -- We have TWO of these plates: they do not quite match exactly, but they are the same size and have very similar butterflies. BUY THIS ONE for $60 , or BUY BOTH for $110. We'd love it if they can be kept together, as they have been for nearly 150 years!
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