These beautiful dinner plates are adorned by violets in shades of purple with accents of multihued leaves. This Johann Haviland pattern is named Violetta and is described as "Pompadour, violets center and rim". The plates are molded at the edge and have a gold rim. They are absolutely lovely. The plates are 10" in diameter and marked Johann Haviland, BAVARIA, Germany.
Charles Haviland's son Jean (he legally changed his name to John) moved to Bavaria (Waldershof, Germany) in 1907 to begin the Johann Haviland Company. Bavaria was the only other region outside France and China where the essential "kaolin" could be found. The Johann Haviland Company was comparatively short-lived, ceasing production in 1924. The name rights to Johann Haviland were eventually purchased by an Italian Company, and later by the Rosenthal Group and began producing fine china for export to the United States. This dinnerware was marked Johann Haviland, Bavaria, Germany.
This china is probably 1930-1940s and in a popular, difficult pattern to locate.
These dishes are in absolutely perfect shape. No cracks, chips, crazing or gold loss. I would document any defects, but there are none to document.
I have 10 of these plates and would be willing to discuss discounts if multiple plates are purchased.
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