We recently purchased this rare piece as part of a life long collection of Antique Haviland Limoges china in the Meadow Visitors pattern. Must admit that this piece sent us in the research direction. Our time was well spent since we found our answer.
This charming piece is a Butter Basket. Chilled water was poured into an opening on the side. This kept the butter pieces firm.
With its twisted handle and ribbed shape accented with gold trim it is lovely. When the butterflies are added it becomes uniquely beautiful!
Haviland produced several special use pieces along with the usual dinner serving pieces - such imagination!
This one is most rare and one to treasure!
Presently this piece is not being offered for purchase. However, offers will be considered.
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