Antique Limoges porcelain , a delicate eggshell creates the background for the delicate scrolled rose vine that is gracefully set along the sides of each piece of this set....the lid of the coffee pot is a delicate molded rose with gold accents....each piece is in excellent condition but for one small rough spot mentioned for accuracy under the spout...
This is a 3 pc. set consisting of the coffee pot,the matching lid and the matching creamer.....the pot stands just shy of 10"H x 9 1/2"W with a circumference of 20 1/2",the creamer stands 5 1/2"H x 4 1/2"W with a circumference of 12 1/4"....the set bears the markings of the early Haviland mark #8,the underglaze initials in green,with two underscores dating this ca. 1876-1886 and it also bears the mark #17,the blue overglaze double circle dating this ca. 1879-1889
With the discovery of Kaolin in 1768 France ,by 1820 Limoges had become the producer of the finest hard paste porcelain in the world. When a piece of true Antique Hard paste european porcelain is purchased the porcelain itself is also of great value. ... the unique ingredients that make the hardpaste and the individual firing process of each Limoges,Bavarian and Austrian porcelain creates the most exquisite translucency whereby light can pass thru and one can often see even their fingertips....when the glaze is applied during the second firing process the glass like nature of the glaze forms and now the glaze and the object actually fuses into one piece....it is this very unique quality of the european hard paste porcelain that helps to create it's value....as the decades and centuries pass the true Limoges,Bavarian or Austrian will not become crazed...these creations are not only sought after by collectors for their art work but for the porcelain quality itself.
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