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French Haviland Limoges Set 2 Tea Toast (Cup & Tray) Norma SHADED 233 c 1893 - 1896
This is a set of French Haviland Limoges two tea and toasts in the Norma pattern, Schleiger 233, and each dish is uniquely shaded in blue. The date is the late 19th century, circa 1893 to 1896.
A tea and toast is a cup on a tray, used for tea and to place a sandwich, scone or biscuit.
The pattern is identified by Haviland as being The Norma, which is Schleiger 233. Please look at the photos carefully. The dishes are shaded in blue, done at the factory, and a unique process for the Haviland Company. Normally the pattern is set against a white glaze. The white glaze is there, however the shading is there too, and different on each dish.
Schleiger describes the pattern as being "tiny pink flowers, yellow flowers and white flowers ... pale green leaves and stems."
The blank is Ranson, Schleiger 1.
The tray or under plate is 8 1/2" long and 6 5/8" wide. The cup is 2" by 3 3/8".
The underside of the tray is bisque, or unglazed.
The green underglaze mark is Haviland France. One tray is missing the green mark and the other tray shows a green mark of which dates the set from 1893 to 1896. The red overglaze factory decorating mark is The Norma Haviland & Co Limoges.
There are no chips, cracks or crazing. There is some wear to the gold along the edges.