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This back stamp mark is a window to the history of a seriously old piece of English china. The plate can be firmly dated to between 1869-1902 because public records show these as the years Abram French & Co. imported & sold fine china to Bostonians.

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Pair ANTIQUE China Salad/Dessert Plates, 1892-1931, White and Gold, Scalloped Edge, Limoges France, Staffordshire England, Collectible China

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Pair ANTIQUE China Salad/Dessert Plates, 1892-1931, White and Gold, Scalloped Edge, Limoges France, Staffordshire England, Collectible China

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Vintage from the 1900s

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Ceramic

This elegant gold on white pair of circa 100 year old salad/dessert plates have different old world origins, but share a similar age and similar genre and history. While the more elaborately scrolled and fluted plate was made was made in England, the other beautifully scalloped plate was made in Limoges, France. Their paths cross more closely in the circumstance of each being made for export to the United States. The English plate (made in Staffordshire) was imported by Abram French and Co. who did business in Boston, MA from 1869 - 1902. The French plate, because it bares the Haviland & Co. mark of the company founded by American Charles Haviland was also probably imported from his factory in Limoges, France to the United States between 1891 - 1931.

The fact that these plates produced in two separate countries across the English Channel from one another, but both ending up in the new world is strong evidence of the tastes of wealthy Americans of their era. They definitely liked a gold on white look with considerable flourishes in their design.

Both plates measure around 8 1/2" wide and are in good condition for their age, with no chips or cracks but some wear to their gold embellishment. These would make great conversation pieces in your home or gifts for someone with an interest in the history of china and of the tastes of our American ancestors around the turn of the 20th century.
This elegant gold on white pair of circa 100 year old salad/dessert plates have different old world origins, but share a similar age and similar genre and history. While the more elaborately scrolled and fluted plate was made was made in England, the other beautifully scalloped plate was made in Limoges, France. Their paths cross more closely in the circumstance of each being made for export to the United States. The English plate (made in Staffordshire) was imported by Abram French and Co. who did business in Boston, MA from 1869 - 1902. The French plate, because it bares the Haviland & Co. mark of the company founded by American Charles Haviland was also probably imported from his factory in Limoges, France to the United States between 1891 - 1931.

The fact that these plates produced in two separate countries across the English Channel from one another, but both ending up in the new world is strong evidence of the tastes of wealthy Americans of their era. They definitely liked a gold on white look with considerable flourishes in their design.

Both plates measure around 8 1/2" wide and are in good condition for their age, with no chips or cracks but some wear to their gold embellishment. These would make great conversation pieces in your home or gifts for someone with an interest in the history of china and of the tastes of our American ancestors around the turn of the 20th century.

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