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 lovely Set of 6 Haviland Cups & Saucers, circa 1915, has a unique art deco design. The outer/inter rim of the cups and out rim of the saucers is decorated with a mustard yellow window-pane or picket fence design detailed with black. The outer edges and cup handles are enhanced with gold. The verge of the saucer and top two thirds of the cup is a pale cream which is separated from the white blank by a narrow black band.
The saucers measure 5 1/4" across; the cups measure 3 1/4" across and 2 1/8" in depth. All pieces are stamped with the company mark "Haviland France" in green, circa 1894-1931 and the decorator mark "Haviland & Co. Limoges" in red, circa 1889-1931. There are no cracks, chips or repairs; near mint.
The last photo shows the cups & saucers with matching dessert plates (set of 5) also available in my store.
Charles Haviland & Co. "Art Deco" Cups & Saucers - Set of 6