This is a set of twelve French Charles Field Haviland Limoges square hard paste porcelain lunch or dessert plates. The date is the 19th century, circa 1882 to 1890.
The plates are 7 ¼” in diameter. The shape is square with rounded corners.
The rim is glazed a deep cobalt blue. The middle is glazed white. There is a gold overlay transfer design of blackberry leaves and vines. The berries have dots of white enamel painted by hand at the factory.
The edges are trimmed in gold.
One plate has an edge chip that I show in two photos, and the flaw is circled in red. There are no other chips, nicks, cracks or crazing. Wear to the gold is minimal.
The green underglaze mark is CFH underscored by GDM. CFH is for Charles Field Haviland. GDM is for Gerard, Dufraisseix and Morel. There is no factory decorating mark, which is very common for CFH production.
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