This is a set of ten French Limoges hand painted pedestal porcelain punch cups, and often used as sherbets, or dessert cups. The maker is Haviland & Co. The date is circa 1893 to 1930.
Each cup is hand painted and designed to complement an exquisite hand painted punch bowl. The pedestal cups are 3” high and 3 ¾” wide.
The blank, produced by Haviland, is known as Ranson, which shows as a pretty scalloped foot.
The decorator shaded the ground on the outside from pale green to cream to pink, and sometimes blue. The inside of each cup is shaded pink to cream. The edges are painted with a green band and trimmed in gold. Around the outside of the cups are pink roses, clusters of grapes, and leaves on trailing vines. Each cup is different from the other because of the set is professionally artist painted.
The china is delicate and rings like fine crystal.
The green underglaze maker’s mark is Haviland France. The artist did not sign the cups.
One cup has a small nick on the outside of the rim, which I show in one photo. There are no other chips, nicks, cracks or crazing.
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