Posted ByStephanie Abrams on June 01, 2003 at 14:00:03:
In Reply to: Limoges Egg Dish posted byDenise Graham on October 19, 2002 at 21:39:55:
: Seeking information about a "Limonges Ch.Field Haviland"(purple lettering)egg dish with a "CFH over GDM" (green) stamp. It has 6 raised hemispherical eqg holders. Can't find an example on the Net.
Dear Denise: I went to Barnes & Noble Bookstore yesterday and bought a book that shows the egg dish. . .and, you are right! It is an egg dish although I like to use it to serve caviar. . .and given its value, it deserves to have caviar in it!!
The book is called the Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Procelain, Third Edition, by Mary Frank Gaston. It is published by Collector Books (www.collectorbooks.com) located in Paducah, KY. The book was published in 2000 so the values may be higher today than 3 years ago. The Charles Field Haviland Egg Dish in whilte with gold fluted borders is shown on Page 168 and valued at between $275 and $300. My dish is decorated with small colorful flowers in each egg section and on the dish itself so I image that the additional decoration will make it more valuable. It certainly makes it more attractive than the plain white design but the shape and design alone make the piece one that collectors would seek out. There are some fabulous oyster plates shown in the book and other items that will keep you glued ot its pages for hours and for reference. I paid $29.95 for the book but maybe you can find it cheaper on the web. Delighted to have solved the riddle for both of us. If you find out anything about the value of my decorated egg dish, please let me know.
Gotta Fly Now! sm