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Haviland & Co Limoges

Pitcher, Haviland Limoges, Beverage Pitcher, Art Nouveau Antique, France

Pitcher, Haviland Limoges, Beverage Pitcher, Art Nouveau Antique, France

Regular price $180.00 USD
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  • Pattern:  Unknown 
  • Made in: France
  • Antique: 1890's
  • Details:  This is an extraordinarily beautiful pitcher!  It is an antique, manufactured by Haviland Limoges in the 1890's.  It has a wonderful shape with a very ornate handle and scalloped foot.  The pattern consists of tiny pink roses and green leaves that spill down the rim as well as small roses scattered across the piece.  The inside rim is also decorated with these tiny roses and leaves.  Unfortunately not all Haviland Limoges patterns were named.  Once they started naming their patterns, they were not routinely included as part of the back stamp until the 1970's, they can only be identified by their Schleiger number.  The information stamped on the back stamp is simple: "Haviland France, Haviland & Co Limoges".    If you're a Haviland collector, we hope this pitcher enhances your collection.  If you're just looking for a beautiful gift for a bride or special someone, this piece will not disappoint.  
  • Material : Porcelain
  • Dimensions:  6.75 inches Tall (to spout), 4.0 inches in Diameter (top opening), 7.0 inches Wide from spout to handle and 6.75 inches in Diameter at bottom.
  • Condition:  Antique - Used.  Excellent Condition.  There are No scratches, cracks, or any other marks, really AMAZING condition after all these years  Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can't accept returns.  All Sales Final.  Please remember these are VINTAGE and ANTIQUE items, they are NOT new, every effort has been made to show any scratches, wear and tear and imperfections.  

Limoges porcelain is hard-paste porcelain produced by factories in and around the city of Limoges, France, (a city southwest of Paris), beginning in the late 18th century, and does not refer to a particular manufacturer.  There were many studios in the region of Limoges making porcelain.  Just like Staffordshire pottery, which is made in Staffordshire, the word Limoges stands for the region where these ceramics were produced by many different factories. Some of the markings on pieces of Limoges porcelain are standard marks used by many firms and studios. Antique collectors have known for a very long time that Limoges marks is the definition of quality porcelain.

Haviland & Company was started by David and Daniel Haviland in 1838.  Originally an importing company named, "Haviland China D.G. & D. Haviland & Company of New York.  But David moved to Limoges, France where he unwittingly reinvented the French fine china manufacturing process by both manufacturing and decorating blanks at the same location. A third brother, Robert, joined the company in 1852 and the name was changed to Haviland Brothers and Company.   The original offices in New York were closed in 1863 due to the American Civil War.  The Limoges factory, owned by David and his sons, Theodore and Charles Edward enjoyed a great measure of success until 1891. At that time irreconcilable differences caused them to dissolve Haviland & Company.  Charles Edward and his son Georges became sole owners of the company in 1892.  Charles tried to revive the company and reopened with the name Haviland & Company, but the Great Depression forced them to closed its doors in 1931.  To cause even more confusion, Theodore also opened his own porcelain factory, Theodore Haviland & Company, in 1936. He later bought the "designs, trademarks & rights" of Haviland & Company and restored the original name.  All in all, four generations of the Haviland family made tableware.  Other Haviland family members who made tableware included Charles Field Haviland, his grandson Robert, and Jean Haviland, Son of Charles Edward.  All you really need to remember is that each Haviland piece equal great beauty and quality. 

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