- Pattern: Lorraine – Schleiger 686
- Made in: France
- Vintage: circa 1929
- Details: This is a gorgeous floral pattern from Haviland Limoges called Lorraine. It has a wonderful group of Oriental style florals with vivid, unusual colors like Navy, Magenta and Mustard yellow. Larger florals are along the border and two smaller ones in the center, finished with a Mustard Yellow rim. This pattern is extremely hard to find, unless you are replacing a broken plate from your existing dinnerware set, we suggest using this one as wall decor. The information stamped on the back stamp is simple: “Haviland France, Lorraine Decorated by Haviland & Co Limoges”. If you’re a Haviland collector, we hope this plate brings you closer to your collection goals. If you’re just looking for a beautiful plate for a dinning room, powder room or even your bedroom, this piece will not disappoint. There is a condition issue, please see “Condition” below.
- Material : Porcelain
- Dimensions: 9.75 inches in Diameter
- Condition: Vintage – Used. Average Condition. There is a very minor chip on the rim, most visible from the under-side. There are lots of surface scratches, acceptable due to age/use/wear. Please review all pictures and make sure you love this item before purchasing, we can’t accept returns. 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.
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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 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.