Gerard, Dufraisseix & Abbot (GDA) came about as the result of the merging of companies and the addition and deletion of various partners from 1881 until it finally became GDA in approximately 1900.
In 1929, GDA purchased Haviland & Co., eventually selling the rights to Charles Field Haviland models and the red round decoration mark to the Robert Haviland and C. Parlon company. In approximately the 1970s, Royal Limoges was added to GDAs name.
The mark on the bottom of this plate was used from 1900 to 1953.
GDA French Serving Plate
**9 inches wide, handle to handle; 6 3/4 inches wide without handles; 1 1/4 inches tall to top of handle; 3/4 inch tall, plate only**
**Elegant plate features gold-beaded arches with leaves and ovals. Each white- and gold-beaded oval has two gold roses**
**Light blue with very thick , bright gold around rim and on handles**
**Beautiful vintage piece!**
**No cracks, no breaks, no repairs, no chips, no crazing, gold has wear**
**Bottom is marked with: "GDA" underlined and "France". It is signed, but the signature has mostly worn off**