Antique Demitasse Cups and Saucers, CH Field Haviland, Limoges, GDA France, Set of 4, Gold Encrusted, Schleiger 405, Hard To Find China
A gorgeous set of 4 antique demitasse cups and saucers by CH Field Haviland, Limoges, GDA France. The pattern name is Schleiger 405 and it is white with an encrusted floral band and gold line around rim and a gold line on the verge. These china cups are hard to find and would be a fantastic touch of elegance to any dining table. This set dates from circa 1910s. What a wonderful way to bring the sophistication of bygone days to your home.
A demitasse is a small cup used to serve Turkish coffee or espresso. Demitasse is the French word for half cup.
Charles Field Haviland left America for Limoges in the early 1850s to work originally for his uncle, David Haviland founder of Haviland and Company. Subsequently, he opened his own decorating studio for porcelain to export items to the US and in 1868 purchased a porcelain manufacturing company. He married the granddaughter of Francois Alluaud and later took control of the Alluaud porcelain factory, one of the oldest Limoges factories. Charles Field retired in 1881 and the company became known as Gerard, Dufraisseix, and Morel using the whiteware mark GDM. The partners changed around 1890 and the company was subsequently called - Gerard and Dufraisseix and eventually Gerard, Dufraisseix, and Abbot adding the GDA mark.
2 1/8 inches in height
2 1/4 inches in diameter
4 1/2 inches in diameter
These cups and saucers are in excellent condition. There are no chips, cracks, or crazing and have very little wear on the gold trim. These were made to stand the test of time. The white porcelain is clean and bright while the encrusted gold really shines brightly.
A great gift for someone who has a love of antique china. Perfect item for a collector of fine antique china. A fantastic gift for a wedding, holiday, or special occasion.
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EXCELLENT: Item has no chips cracks or crazing. May show wear from over the years such as small utensil marks.
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