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 an as a result, Haviland China, was born. Upon this death in 1879, his two sons split the company. Charles formed Haviland & Co., while Theodore formed Theodore Haviland.
This lovely hand painted plate was either done in a professional or home-studio environment on the white Haviland blank. The floral motif consists of wild rose blossoms in shaded pastel pink mixed among grasses and leaves in various shades of autumn green, brown, rust and yellow. The background color is a soft mint green with narrow gold edge. The plate is stamped with the Haviland & Company under-glaze green Mark F, circa 1876-1889, which is "H & Co. over L". The plate measures 9 1/2" across. There are no cracks, chips or repairs. Beautiful artistic piece.