BEWARE-Fake Hand-Painted Haviland

Recently on There are a few sellers who are taking antique Haviland and other Limoges makers porcelain pieces and hand-painting them and then selling them as "Antique" .  Some of the painting is very good, but not as labeled "Antique".

As Ada Sims says " Always make sure you ask the seller who the artist is when buying vintage hand painted plates. " And I would add, "When was the plate or item painted ?" 

Be wary of any labeled "03" at least since it could have been 2003 instead of 1903.

Ms. HavilandOnline