This is a pair of Haviland French Limoges 19th century coffee cups and saucers, studio decorated outside of the factory. The date is circa 1888 to 1896.
The cups are two different sizes. The first cup is 2 3/8” by 3 7/8’; this cup is a master coffee cup. The second cup,is 2 ¼” by 3 5/8”. The saucers are sippers, meaning there is no cup ring, and they are the same size at 5 ¾”.
Each cup and saucer is hand painted with the thorny vines and flowers of blackberries. Either cup can be matched with either saucer as the saucers are the same size.
The estate that owned the pair used the master coffee for the husband and the smaller coffee for the wife, sort of his and her cups, similar to his and her towels.
The green underglaze mark on each dish is H&Co L France.
There are no chips, nicks or cracks. One cup has some residue on the bottom that I point to with a red arrow in one photo.
I have other Limoges dishes listed to my shop painted by this same studio or artist with the red and the blackberries. Just do a search within my shop for “blackberries.”
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