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. Charles Haviland produced this item.
This lovely individual sugar and creamer set is the 'Marseille' blank. It was hand painted in a small home-studio environment with clusters of pastel blue forget-me-not blossoms, pale green leaves and sprigs of delicate pink flowers. The sugar measures 3 1/2" in length, 3" in width and 1 3/8" in height. The creamer measures 3 1/4" from spout-to-handle and 2 1/8" in height. Both pieces carry the Haviland back-stamp mark "H & Co. over L over France", circa 1888-1896. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint condition.