This is a pair of French Charles Field Haviland Limoges hard paste porcelain game bird plates depicting by factory transfer a dead game bird dangling by the feet. The date is the 19th century, circa 1882 to 1890.
Each plate is 8 ¼" in diameter.
The dead game bird is a transfer with some daubs of enameling applied by hand at the factory. The bird is tied with a cord at the feet and is hanging upside down from a branch of gray leaves.
The rims are glazed red, well more of a burgundy color, with a transfer gold overlay pattern. The edges are trimmed in gold.
Both plates show stacking wear to the red glaze and gold overlay. There is considerable fading to the gold trim on the edge. The plate on the right has a very old professional repair on the edge that I show in a photo. There are no other chips, nicks, cracks or crazing.
The green underglaze mark is CFH underscored by GDM. The red overglaze store decorating mark is Nathan Dohrmann & Co San Francisco.
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