Wednesday, June 24, 2009

3 Piece Covered Butter Dish Old Apple Blossom, Schleiger 146, Haviland, Limoges

$199 USD

Very, Very Rare Haviland Limoges S 146 Old Apple Blossom 3 Piece Covered Butter Dish. Mint.

Schleiger # 146, Old Apple Blossom. Beautifully shaped 3 Piece Covered Butter Dish. Mint, pristine, excellent condition.

This rare & beautiful 3 piece butter is very lovely. The online china shops would love to find one Scheiger 146 Old Apple Blossom covered butter, they sell on ebay in the $450 range when they very infrequently appear.

This is bargain priced, the price for an Old Apple Blossom Tureen is $525.99 and saucer is $27.99 at Replacements.

Markings: mark c, Theodore Haviland Limoges FRANCE ,from 1903. Age: Approximately 106 years.

Condition: Good antique condition. No chips, cracks or crazing. The gold is in excellent condition. The pierce butter plate, or drainer, in the center is slightly smaller than normal, see photographs.

Shape: On the Ranson Blank Schleiger Number 118. Hemstitched scalloped edge with gold applied liberally to the inward swish.

This is Haviland Limoges at its finest. The Apple Blossoms are 3 shades of pink and outlined in the smallest brush imaginable. The stamens are perfectly detailed and formed. T are 4 types of foliage and 4 shades of green, delicately outlined. The shading is two dimensional.

(Haviland, Limoges, French, Antique China, Schleiger 146, Old, Apple Blossom, covered, 3 piece butter dish, drainer, pierce butter plate)