Wednesday, March 4, 2009
What Are These Little Things? Are They Finger Bowls? Children's China?
That is the question we are most often asked when we participate in Antiques Shows with our Antique Haviland Limoges China. They are asking about Ramekins and their Underplates.
When Haviland made their Ramekins in the late 1800’s - early 1900’s they left the bottoms unglazed. These were actually used to bake puddings and custards, etc in a water bath in their ovens. This is not recommended with our more powerful present day ovens.
Antique Haviland Limoges Ramekins are quite charming both in their small size and wonderful shapes and make a very special presentation with their underplates. They usually measure about 3 1/2 inches across at the top. Today they are often used to serve a small dessert or appetizer.
Haviland Ramekin Sets are highly collectible. Many do not buy them to be used but rather as part of a collection. They are stunning when a large number in a variety of patterns and shapes are collected together in one place.
Whether you are trying to complete Grandmother’s china set or add to your collection you cannot help but be captivated by these precious little ramekin sets.
Most pictured items are still available for purchase at Holly Lane Antiques -
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