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 company and as as 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. This item is from the Charles Haviland Company.
The pattern is Clover Leaf, Schleiger #98, and is on the Ranson with gold trim blank. The clover pattern consists of small green three pedal leaves and red clover blossoms. The company mark is "Haviland France" in green, circa 1894-1931. The decorator mark is "Haviland & Co. - Limoges" in red, circa 1889-1931.
This round salad serving bowl has gently fluted sides and sits on a flat base. It measures 9 1/4" across and 2" in depth. There are no cracks, ships, repairs or discoloration. I have additional items in this pattern in my store.
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