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 pattern is a lovely floral garland encircling the border of the items. It consists of intermittent three-pedal, red flowers and moss green leaves. This design was created in several variations, the most prominent being the clover design. The china blank used is Ranson with gold trim, blank #1. This as well as the plain white Ranson was the basis for numerous floral patterns. The company mark is "Haviland France" in green, circa 1894-1931. The decorator mark is "Haviland & Co. - Limoges" in red, circa 1889-1931.
The cups measure 3 5/8" across and 2 1/4" in height; the saucers measure 5 3/4" across. There are no cracks, chips, repairs or discoloration. I have additional items in this pattern in my store. Simple and beautiful pattern.
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