Posted ByNancy Spanial on November 04, 2003 at 11:27:34:
In Reply to: Ch Field Haviland Limoges GDA Macys marks posted byFCTurchetti on September 24, 2003 at 14:20:58:
: We have a set of china with the "lifesaver" Charles Field Haviland Limoges mar, the green GDA mark and a red 5 pointed star, a black multi-sail ship and a rectangular black box with MACY'S in white.
: The plates are 12 sided with a small gold edging on the outer edge of the rim border consisting of gold fleur de lis (SP?) shapes and blue with small white tri-petal flower shape in the center of the blue. On the rim are pink and blue flowers - rose like - and occasionally a blue, yellow and red flower in groups. There is another border at the interior edge of the rim again it is in blue and gold. The design incorporates a tulip like flower and three dots in a lighter blue in a triangular arrangement. There is thin line of gold on the inner edge of the rim.
: I would appreciate any information anyone has on this design. Thank you.
I also have a similar set which I have been trying to identify for years! I have dinner plates, bread plates, covered serving bowl, tea pot with sugar and creamer, cups and saucers. I know that the green GDA means that it was made after 1900. I want to find out if it was specifically made for Macy's Dept. Store. I have no idea of the value, but I do know the original family that owned this china; he was a WWII Army Colonel. Let me know if you find out anything, and I'll do the same! Thanks! Nancy