This is a French Haviland & Co Limoges hard paste porcelain sugar bowl jar – the large size. The date is the 19th century, circa 1865 to 1875.
The jar has a chip on the inside edge of the mouth, where the lids sits, which I show in photos.
This jar is 6 ¾” high to the top of the finial and 6 3/4” wide from handle-to-handle.
This is one of Haviland’s earliest transfer patterns, called moss rose. The pattern is not distinct, more blobs of color applied over the outlines.
I don’t know the name of the blank. Note the round foot, which is interesting for a sugar bowl.
This is an old piece, so there is quite a bit of gold wear, and mostly on the handles and the trim around the foot. The edge of the flared rim has aging wear to the glaze, which feels as a slight bit of roughness to the fingertips.
There are no other chips, nicks, cracks, or crazing.
I acquired a collection of Haviland and Limoges sugar bowls from an estate. The owner used the different jars as tea caddy jars, to store loose leaf tea, a different tea in each jar; the tea was purchased from Upton tea, so it was very fine tea I had to throw out from each jar.
The mark is an impressed H & Co, which was impossible to photograph, but visible to the eyes upon inspection.
French Haviland Limoges Large Sugar Bowl Jar Pink Moss Rose c 1865 - 1875
USPS Priority Mail
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