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 Theodore Haviland Company, circa 1958-1962.
This lovely set of 4 Theodore Haviland salad/dessert plates are from the 'New Age of Haviland'. The lovely white-ware blanks, 'Torse Swirl', were first created in the 1870's. The decorations, different on each plate, are an esoteric design of botanical fruits and wildflowers with the Japanese influence of the early 1900's. The plates measure 8 3/8" across and are stamped with the Haviland Company 'Mark s', circa 1958-1967 and the Haviland Decorators 'Mark Q', circa 1946-1962. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint. Additional pieces from this set in my store.
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