Haviland Limoges Large Antique Cabinet Plate With Purple Flowers & Gilding

Haviland Limoges Large Antique Cabinet Plate With Purple Flowers & Gilding
Item# HavilandLimogesLgCabinetPurpleFlowers
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Product Description And Additional Pictures

Our large antique Theodore Haviland cabinet plate is decorated with the palest purple asters, which is quite striking against the white kaolin porcelain which Limoges, France is famous for. The rim of this 13" diameter round platter is generously gilded. The backstamp is Mark Q, which was first used in 1903. This plate is in overall good condition. There are a few light knife marks visible, and there is significant wear to the gold paint. The back of the platter has two small chips on the edge which are not visible from the front. Please see the following pictures for more detail. In spite of its great age, this beautiful plate still commands attention. Whether on display in your cabinet, or gracing your table with subdued elegance, this piece will be a great addition to your collection.

History: Theodore Haviland was the son of David Haviland and was heavily invovled in the family's porcelain business. In 1890, Theodore dissolved his partnership with his brother in the Haviland family business and struck out on his own. He introduced new methods in machine decorating and firing, and became a leader in the making of fine production china. He moved his company to the United States in 1936 where it operated until 1957.