This is a pair of French Haviland & Co Limoges hard paste porcelain (fine china) serving bowls on a broad foot. The date is 19th century, circa 1876 to 1889.
The bowls are 3 ¼” high, 10 ¼” long and 8 ½” wide, which means the bowls are large enough to hold a fair amount of food. The shape is quite pretty, with a broad foot and ridged corners.
The bowls are artist decorated outside of the factory, but not signed by the artist or studio. The decorating theme is one of blackberries with thorny vines and blackberry flowers; each hand painted spray may not have blackberries, but there will be the vines, leaves or flowers of the blackberry plant. The shading is red, more of a dark burnt red color and shading to a salmon pink.
I have other Limoges serving dishes listed to my shop painted by this same studio or artist with the red and the blackberries. Just do a search within my shop for “blackberries.” These are nice serving dishes and would look good on a holiday table during the Christmas season, or at any time of the year.
There are no chips, nicks, cracks or crazing.
The green underglaze mark is H & Co underscored by L.
French Haviland Limoges Two Rectangular Serving Bowls Hand Painted Blackberries Shaded Red c 1876 - 1889