This is a 19th century French Haviland Limoges open sugar basket. The date is circa 1881 to 1890.
The maker is Charles Field Haviland. The sugar basket has a handle and the top of the handle looks like a belt buckle.
The sides of the basket have hand painted violets, in shades of lavender and purple. The leaves are pale green and gray. The violets twine up the sides of the handle.
The edges are trimmed in gold. The circles on the handle, to indicate holes for the belt, are touched in gold trim. The bottom edge of the foot has a scroll-like painted gold border.
The sugar basket is approximately 5 ½” long, 4 ½” high, and 3 3/8” wide.
There are no chips, cracks or crazing. There is a modest amount of gold wear to the trim. There are a few small indentations to the white glaze on the inside of the basket.
The manufacturer’s mark is CFH (Charles Field Haviland) over GDM (Gerard, Dufraisseix and Morel.) The basket is not signed by the artist.
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