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. Charles Haviland produced this item.
This beautiful hand painted cabinet plate, circa 1915, was executed in a small home studio environment on a Haviland China blank. The unique floral motif consists of dandelion plants in full bloom with large, vivid, shaded yellow/gold flowers and unopened buds, nestled among variegated green leaves. The background consists of mixed hues of soft blue, yellow, mauve and green with delicate gold rim.
The plate measures 9 1/4" across. The Haviland back-stamp in green "Haviland - France", circa 1894-1931. The plate is artist signed on the back "C. J. Menges". Beautiful hand painted plate in near mint condition