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Magnificent Haviland Plate – 9 3/4" W~ Feu de Four ~ “Flower and Seeds” Pattern on Silver Anniversary / Schleiger #19 Mold ~ Haviland & Co 1893-1931
We have here something very special indeed. These Feu de Four items do not come up very often. I have seen a few plates here and there but I have not seen a cake plate. It screams elegance and sophistication of bygone years. This is an exceptional piece and would look great in the china cabinet. Imagine serving tea and cookies on this. This is a beautiful plate, with the Flower and Seed pattern, was made in France by Haviland using the very famous "Feu de Four" firing method. In most reference books it is indicated that "Feu de Four" was only manufactured for a short period of time from 1893 to 1895. The "Feu de Four" mark was added to indicate a special firing technique and therefore more expensive. They used to mix high & low temperatures and different color melts onto the plate and then colored decoration in over glazed. Since the process was very expensive to produce these wonderful items, very few were made in comparison to the other lovely Haviland porcelain. This piece is in excellent condition with no chips or cracks. Manufacturing anomalies may exist, the occasional tiny iron speck, dust 'bump' in the glaze, etc.
Backstamp: Haviland over France Feu de Four Mark H
Measures: 9 ¾"
Members of Haviland Collectors International Foundation
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