An American, David Haviland, was an importer of French and English porcelains during the early to mid-1800's. In 1849 he moved his family to Limoges, France, to begin his own porcelain manufacturing and decorating factory and as a result, Haviland China, was born. Upon his death in 1879, his two sons split the company. Charles formed Haviland & Co., while Theodore formed Theodore Haviland. These items are from the Charles Haviland Company.
The pattern is Ranson with gold trim, blank #1. This as well as the plain white Ranson was the basis for numerous floral patterns. The company mark is "Haviland France" in green, circa 1894-1931. The decorator mark is "Haviland & Co. - Limoges" in red, circa 1889-1931.
These salad plated measure 7 1/2" across. There are no cracks, chips, repairs or discoloration. I have additional items in this pattern in my store.
Item ID: RL0001745
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