An American, David Haviland, was an importer of French and English porcelains in 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 Co.
The pattern is Schleiger #278, which is described as a white blank, wide creamy border, delicate yellow deco design edge outlined with black and gold trim. The 15-piece set consist of 5 plates and 5 cup & saucer sets. The salad/dessert plates measure 7 1/2" across, the saucers measure 5 3/8" across, the cups measure 3 1/4" across and 2" in height. The company mark is "Haviland France" in green, circa 1894-1931. The decorator mark is "Haviland & Co. - Limoges" in red, circa 1889-1931. There are no cracks, chips, repairs or discoloration.
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