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French Haviland Limoges Demitasse Tea Set Ranson White & Gold c 1905 - 1930
This is a French Limoges Haviland & Co Limoges demitasse tea set in the Ranson blank. The date is circa 1905 to 1930.
The set consists of a demitasse teapot, small sugar and small creamer. The gold trim is applied at the factory and the entire set matches, meaning this is the original set.
The teapot in the Ranson blank has a straight spout.
The pot is 5 ¼" high to the top of the finial and 5 ¾" wide from spout-to-handle. The sugar is 3 ½" high to the top of the finial and 4 ½" wide from handle-to-handle. The creamer is 3 ¼" high and 3 ¼" wide from spout-to-handle.
The size of the pot is a two tasse, meaning it holds approximately two cups of liquid, just enough tea for one person.
The rich gold trims the round finials, the ribbon handles, the edges, and details the spout of the tea pot.
The point on the tab on the underside of the pot's lid is broken off, an accident that I see a lot on pot lids. I show this flaw in a close-up photo. Enough of the tab remains to hold the lid firmly in place. There are no other chips, cracks or crazing. There is minimal wear to the gold trim. There are a few glaze marks, and there is a feeling of slight roughness when handling the finials, where the gold trim isn't totally smooth.
The green underglaze mark is Haviland France. The red overglaze factory decorating mark is Decore Par Haviland & Co Limoges. The red decorating mark is found on the bottom of each piece, and also on the underside of both lids.
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