Posted ByJeanne Hines on January 26, 2002 at 22:02:34:
In Reply to: Birds building nests? Basket weave handles on covered dish posted byAnne Henderson on December 17, 2001 at 21:08:49:
: Can anyone tell me what this pattern is called? It looks like birds flying and building nests, carrying long grasses in their beaks. The lid of the covered dish has a basket weave pattern on the handle and it has handles on either side of the dish in the same basket weave pattern. The mark on the bottom is Haviland & Co. Limoges in a circle and is very crisp and clear making me wonder if the piece is not very old although the dish appears to be.
Although I can't see your pattern, I believe it to be Meadow Visitors. It is one of the oldest and most-loved Haviland patterns. You are fortunate to have such a great piece.