This is a French Limoges Haviland & Co hard paste porcelain plate. The date is circa 1903 to 1910.
The plate is 9 ¼", or the size of a dinner plate.
The rim is gold with an interior black line. The middle of the plate is glazed white with a factory decoration over the white glaze, showing purple, yellow and gray fruit dangling from a bough, with green and yellow leaves and lavender or pale gray blossoms. The fruit is either apples or plums. Do note the creativity of the original artist because a tree does not bear ripe fruit at the same time is has blossoms.
Haviland had a series of fruit designs and this is one design within the series, with each design depicting a different fruit; the series is scarce and difficult to find in today's antique market. It is considered one of the higher end factory patterns, with raised enamel applied by hand by a factory worker on the blossoms, leaves and fruit.
There are no chips, cracks or crazing.
The green underglaze maker's mark is Haviland France.
The red overglaze factory decorating mark, and showing which store ordered this plate, is Haviland & Co Limoges Davis Collamore & Co Ltd Broadway & 21st; the decorating mark with the store name dates the plate closer to 1893 than to 1910.
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