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Charles Haviland & Co. Limoges "Blue Poppy" Teapot - Schleiger 226f, Blank 1
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. This item is from the Charles Haviland Company.
This lovely decorated teapot, circa 1889-1896, is Schleiger 226f. The motif consists of single and bunches of soft pastel blue poppy flowers tinged with pink and accented with light green leaves. The handle, spout and finial is decorated with brushed and solid gold. The porcelain blank is #1 or the Ranson pattern. The company mark is "H & Co. over L over France" in green, circa 1888-1896. The decorator Mark is "Haviland & Co. - Limoges" in red, circa 1889-1931. The teapot measures 7 3/4" in height, 9" from spout-to-handle and 6 1/4" across the base. There are no cracks, chips, repairs or decoration/gold wear. Beautiful and difficult to find.
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