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.
This simple, yet stunning pattern, entitled "English Oatmeal" has a definite arts & crafts flavor, circa 1910-1920. The white blanks are decorated with a wide, pastel creamy yellow border, which displays a narrow garland of leaves and larger three leaf clusters surrounded by delicate floral and foliage in colors of golden tan and steel blue. Edges and handles are gold gilt. The company mark is "Haviland France" in green, circa 1894-1931. The decorator mark is "Decorated By - Haviland & Co. - Limoges" in red, circa 1905-1930.
These dinner plates measure 10 1/4" across. There are no cracks, chips, repairs or discoloration; some minor gold wear. I have additional items in this pattern in my store. Simple and beautiful pattern.
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