PERFECT FOR THE HOLIDAYS OR SPECIAL DINNERS!!This is a very elegant set. Sometimes less is better and that is what this set definitely shows. The backgrounds of these pieces are a brilliant shinny white. The factory has decorated it for Wannamaker Company of Philadelphia, who was one of the biggest department stores of those times. The tureen has been decorated with a beautiful, elegant thin border of light green with rust colored diamonds and accents around the lids rim and the widest part of the base. The handles of the tureen have been accented in gold. The gold is a worn from normal use, but this does not distract for the beauty of this piece. The platter has the same green and rust diamond pattern around the side rims and gold accents painted on the raised relief portion of the handles. This platter is in very good condition and a great size for a turkey! There are no chips, hairlines or cracks; manufacturing anomalies do exist, the occasional tiny iron speck, dust 'bump' in the glaze, etc. A Great set for Christmas Dinner with the red & green border, but subtle enough to use anytime of the year.
Backstamp: Red Theodore (underlined)Haviland Limoges France Mark "p" and the green wreath with the W inside for the Wanamaker Company. The lid of the tureen is also marked with the Haviland backstamp.
Measures: Platter 12 1/2" by 18" Tureen: 4" tall at the rim. The body is 7 3/4" by 9 3/4"
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