This elegant oval covered vegetable bowl made by Haviland France is a very rare undecorated white porcelain blank known as the Star pattern and is also identified as the Schleiger #5 pattern. This lovely pattern, first produced in 1900, has a delicate appearance featuring scalloped and beaded edges, footed pedestal bottom and wonderful scrolling handles and finial and is made in classic white French Limoges porcelain. This piece matches the drawing on page 13 of Mrs. Schleiger's first book, Two Hundred Patterns of Haviland China Book I. Haviland porcelain is know for its strength as well as its beauty and this serving piece gives testament to its longevity as it bears the early green 1894-1931 "Haviland France" mark. These Blanks are getting harder and harder to find and this piece is in impressive vintage condition. There are no flaws that I can find and the piece measures 12 inches by 8 inches by 6 inches and has a 1 1/2 quart capacity. This is an outstanding piece of early Star pattern Haviland that will enhance any table, as the name implies, it's stellar.
Schleiger Numbers: This numbering system was developed by Arlene Schleiger beginning in the 1930s and she published the first of six books documenting Haviland patterns in 1950.