An American, David Haviland, was an importer of French and English porcelains in 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. These items are from the Charles Haviland Co.
This is a lovely set of 6 individual butter pats are factory decorated with a Deco gold vine motif and gently scalloped edge. The pats measure 3" across. The company mark, in green, "Haviland France", circa 1894-1931; the decorator mark, in red, "Haviland & Co. - Limoges", circa 1889-1931. There are no cracks, chips or repairs.
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