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 and Co., while Theodore formed Theodore Haviland. This item is from the Charles Haviland Company.
This lovely hot chocolate pot, circa 1889-1931, is decorated with a motif of single and bunches of small green and gold daisy-like blossoms with alternating solid gold and gold trimmed green leaves on green stems. The handle, finial, top and bottom edge is trimmed in gold. The uncluttered pattern is elegant and unique for Haviland patterns and is a variant of Schleiger pattern H1102. The white-ware blank is #1 or Ranson. The company mark is "Haviland France, in green, circa 1894-1931. The decorator mark is "Haviland & Co. - Limoges", in red, circa 1889-1931. The pot measures 10" in height, 7" from spout-to-handle and 5 3/4" across the base. There are no cracks, chips, repairs or decoration wear. Beautiful and unique Haviland pattern.
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