This particular piece is exctionally well made, and presents in excellent condition. It is a large heavy platter weighing in at 4 and a 1/2 pounds. The condition truly is great, I see little to no signs of wear whatsoever.Despite its great age, the gold looks wonderful, as does the top surface from scratches. The only very minor issue to point out is a small area on the underside of the outer rim of the plate. There you will see (photo 8), a few small mars to the surface which can only be visualized from the underside.
Therefore, I don't consider this serious or at all troublesome; and stick with my initial impression of very good to excellent condition. There are beautiful beautiful heavy gold handles on both sides, as well as 2 pretty lighter metallic gold rims all the way around the platter. The inner trim has a very pretty lacy/feathered look to it. Atop a glossy white background, there is a charming pink floral pattern going all the way around the outer part of the dish, and one matching tiny spray in the center.
The measurements are 18 and a 1/4 in long by 13 and a 1/4 in wide. This is wonderful piece of Limoges France history which will make for a marvelous display.The fabulous condition makes an older piece like this even more desirable. Collectors and enthusiasts will not want to miss out on this true antique beauty. The item "1893-1915 Lg Oval Theodore Haviland Gilt Handled Serve Platter Lovely Floral" is in sale since Wednesday, April 8, 2015. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\China & Dinnerware\Haviland". The seller is "marigoldlux" and is located in Palmyra, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica.