Take a look at this gorgeous serving bowl produced by...
Prestigious Haviland & Co of Limoges France
Made expressly for...Maple & Co of London England...
See history at the end of this description*
The front has a beautiful hand painted Iris, however the sides depict other hand painted florals with the names appearing in a foreign (French?) language on the reverse
Having SIX gilded elegant pierced handles separated by scalloping lobes
Lavish DOUBLE gold gilded rim with intricate design...note the fancy mold!
The last photo shows the difference in the height (or depth) of the two bowls, with regards to the round serving bowls previously listed
Measures 11" across x 9" wide x a bit more than 2" deep
Marked 'Haviland France'...
The Second mark is - 'Haviland & Co. Limoges'...
The Third mark is 'Feu de Four' which indicates this bowl was double fired during the decorating process...
A very expensive technique that Haviland only used from 1893 to 1895
Condition is Mint with NO issues
What a fantastic addition to a 'feu de four' collector!
According to Haviland expert and author, Nora Travis, the blue 'Feu de Four' mark was added to indicate a special firing technique and therefore very expensive to produce. Being in much demand among today's collectors... therefore... As most Haviland collector's know, finding Haviland china marked... "Feu de Four'...is quite rare.
Note gold band on reverse indicating 'Only The Best' by Haviland & Co
*Of Interest....Information on Maple & Co Maple & Co. Established in 1841 on the Tottenhan Court Road in London by a 26 year old John Maple, Maple & Co. was a designer, decorator, builder, manufacturer and, most of all, a retailer of fine furnishings to the English carriage trade. At its peak in Edwardian London, Maple & Co was known as “The largest and most convenient,” not just in the West End of London or London as a whole or even Britain, but in the World! The Maple & Co. client list was extensive and impressive, including members of the British Royal Family, the last czar and czarina of Russia – for whom they designed the English Suite, a guest room at the Alexander Palace in Tsarsko Selo, Winston Churchill and the Cunard Line, for whom they designed much of the furnishings for the Queen Mary. Maple’s retailed pottery, porcelains, silver and other metal work and clocks from the finest makers in the Empire, often bearing the Maple’s stamped mark.