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 1962-1967.
This lovely set of 2 Theodore Haviland cups and saucers are from the 'New Age of Haviland'. The lovely white-ware blanks, 'Torse Swirl', were first created in the 1870's. The decorations are an esoteric design of botanical wildflowers with the Japanese influence of the early 1900's. The saucers measure 5 5/8" across; the flat bottom cups measure 3 1/8" across and 2" in height. Both pieces are stamped with the Haviland Company 'Mark s', circa 1958-1967 and the Haviland Decorators 'Mark R', circa 1962-forward. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint. Additional pieces from this set in my store.
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