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. These items are from the Charles Haviland Company.
The patten is Clover Leaf, Schleiger #98, and is on the Ranson with gold trim blank. The clover pattern consists of small green three pedal leaves and red clover blossoms. The company mark is "Haviland France" in green, circa 1894-1931. The decorator mark is "Haviland & Co. - Limoges" in red, circa 1889-1931.
The soup bowls measure 7 1/4" across. There are no cracks, chips, repairs or discoloration.