Amazing set of 12 Antique salad plates with a large platter by CFH GDM Charles Field Haviland Limoges. This wonderful set appear to be in the family and used to be family heirloom. Each piece features rich gold handpainted border with beautifully hand painted decorations depicting different types of fish, snails and sea plants etc. The platter measures 23.5" long, plates 8.5" wide. There is a writing on each piece with initials AK and year 1888.Charles Field Haviland/Gerald Duffraisseix and Morel. Charles Field Haviland left America for Limoges in the early 1850s to work for his uncle David Haviland, founder of Haviland and Company. After a few years Charles established his own porcelain decorating studio. Later he married the granddaughter of Francois Alluaud Sr and in 1876 he took charge of Alluaud porcelain factory one of the oldest Limoges factories.
In 1881 Charles retired from his business and Gerard Dufraisseix and Morel took over the operations. This remarkable set is in good condition overall. There are two plates with what appears to be a small (inch and less) areas where application of gilt took place.Perhaps to fix a small chip. (One picture shows the largest area of repair and I have additional pictures per request). However no damage is noticed on the underside so probably small chip on the top rim. There is a small flea bite on one of the plates and a chip on the large platter (pictured).
Minor scratches and signs of use, however the gilt is nice and even, minor loss of gold mostly just scratch marks. Handpainted details are in very good condition. It is definitely a wonderful set that deserves to find a new home. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Cookware, Dinnerware & Serveware\Plates".
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