This is a French Limoges Haviland & Co hard paste porcelain tray or platter with a bisque unglazed bottom. The date is the 19th century, circa 1888 to 1896.
The tray is 16 ¼" long and 14 ¾" wide.
When the bottom is unglazed, the function was intended to be a tray to carry the tea set, chocolate set or coffee set. The modern owner uses the tray as a serving platter also, or to carry dishes to the table while gripping the two end handles.
The blank has raised designs in the porcelain around the rim. The end handles are open. The factory transfer pattern is outlined in red with blue chrysanthemum type of flowers and green leaves. The flowers border the edge of the tray, with a small cluster in the center. Gold trim is brushed on in spots along the edge and handles.
There are no chips, cracks or crazing.
The green (typically underglaze) maker's mark is H&Co L France. The red decorating mark (typically overglaze) is Haviland & Co Limoges.
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