Re: Great Grandmother's china

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Posted ByJim on April 09, 2004 at 17:28:19:

In Reply to: Re: Great Grandmother's china posted byMargaret on December 31, 2003 at 22:15:41:

The star mark was used by the Coiffe factory of Limoges after 1891 until 1914. Coiffe worked from the 1870s to the mid-1920s. The firm produced large quantities of high-quality china. Much of it was exported to the United States by other companies, including the two whose marks are on your plates. The first mark is actually "Brakeman & Henderson," a French exporting company that purchased dishes from Coiffe. The "LS & S" mark was used by Lewis Straus & Sons, an exporter based in New York. Some dishes made by Coiffe were decorated by other Limoges firms or were shipped blank to the United States and decorated here. Dishes with both the Coiffe mark and the mark of an exporter were probably decorated by artists at the Coiffe factory.

: Go to They can identify your pattern with a picture, free. They may also have pieces of your china in stock.

: : My grandmother has just given me her own mother's china. She says it's Haviland but the back says Limoges LS&S France. It's off white with a gold trim. The gold trim has leaves and dots in it. I can't find it on any of the websites and know nothing about china...can anyone help?

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