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Haviland & Co.

In 1842, David Haviland built a factory in New York to produce china specifically for the American market. To better appeal to American customers, he hired painter and sculptor Felix Bracquemond to lead Haviland china's design team. Soon, Bracquemond attracted esteemed artists such as Paul Gauguin and Raoul Dufy to create designs for Haviland's flawless, bone-white china. Haviland china became a staple White House dinners with presidents Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and Rutherford B. Hayes all eating off of Haviland tablewares. However, Haviland was most renowned with 19th century Victorian housewives, who appreciated the company's vast array of choices.

When collecting Haviland china, Schleifer is an important name to be familiar with. During the late '30s, Arlene Schleiger and her son managed to identify 4,000 Haviland patterns in an attempt to fill holes in her mother's china set. Since Haviland never bothered to number their patterns, the Schleigers published a six-book set identifying these pieces. Today, Haviland collectors often refer to their patterns by their Schleiger number.

The large range of designs can be overwhelming for new collectors, but a way to combat this confusion is to first identify the pattern's blank. The blank refers to the shape of the ware prior to any pattern being printed on it. A few common Haviland blanks include Geisha, Napkin Fold, Bowknots, and Chippendale. Popular patterns include those from the '50s with delicate roses and gold trim, as well as Art Nouveau-era floral sets ringed with bands of green.


Quick Facts

  • Since its inception, Haviland has produced more than 20,000 patterns of fine china
  • Since its start, there have been five Haviland companies on several different continents
  • A plain white scallop-edged pattern referred to as Ranson may also be referred to be Schleiger No. 1

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CHARLES FIELD HAVILAND CHINA SET
Oct 26, 6:00 PM PDT
CHARLES FIELD HAVILAND CHINA SET
by O'Gallerie
Est: $250- $350
$1301 Bid
Edouard Marcel Sandoz & Théodore Haviland Limoges: Henkelkanne mit Deckel
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Edouard Marcel Sandoz & Théodore Haviland Limoges: Henkelkanne mit Deckel
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Est: €1,500- €2,000
€1,2000 Bids
Theodore Haviland "Eden" Partial Dinner Service
Oct 27, 10:00 AM EDT
Theodore Haviland "Eden" Partial Dinner Service
by Nye & Company
Est: $500- $800
$2500 Bids
A Theodore Haviland Limoges Platter
Oct 24, 1:00 PM EDT
A Theodore Haviland Limoges Platter
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $20- $200
$200 Bids
Set of 4 Haviland Limoges Dinner Plates
Oct 23, 1:00 PM EDT
Set of 4 Haviland Limoges Dinner Plates
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $40- $400
$400 Bids
HAVILAND FISH SERVICE FOR TWELVE
Oct 29, 10:00 AM CDT
HAVILAND FISH SERVICE FOR TWELVE
by Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $150- $450
$700 Bids
SET OF 11 HAVILAND SOUP BOWLS
Oct 29, 10:00 AM CDT
SET OF 11 HAVILAND SOUP BOWLS
by Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers
Est: $50- $100
$250 Bids
Set of 12 Johann Haviland Cups and Sugar Container
Oct 23, 1:00 PM EDT
Set of 12 Johann Haviland Cups and Sugar Container
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $125- $1,250
$1250 Bids
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3x div. Sammelgedecke, Hutschnreuther, Thomas und Haviland
Oct 30, 11:00 AM CEST
3x div. Sammelgedecke, Hutschnreuther, Thomas und Haviland
by Auktionshalle Cuxhaven
Est: €0- €0
€200 Bids
SANDOZ, ÉDOUARD-MARCEL: Limoges, um 1920 (Théodore Haviland).
Nov 03, 2:00 PM CET
SANDOZ, ÉDOUARD-MARCEL: Limoges, um 1920 (Théodore Haviland).
by Dobiaschofsky Auktionen AG
Est: CHF300- CHF500
CHF2400 Bids
SANDOZ, ÉDOUARD-MARCEL: Limoges, um 1920 (Théodore Haviland).
Nov 03, 2:00 PM CET
SANDOZ, ÉDOUARD-MARCEL: Limoges, um 1920 (Théodore Haviland).
by Dobiaschofsky Auktionen AG
Est: CHF200- CHF350
CHF1700 Bids
A Haviland Limoge H+C Salesman Sample Plate
Oct 24, 1:00 PM EDT
A Haviland Limoge H+C Salesman Sample Plate
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $75- $750
$700 Bids
A Haviland Limoge H+C Salesman Sample Plate
Oct 24, 1:00 PM EDT
A Haviland Limoge H+C Salesman Sample Plate
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $75- $750
$700 Bids
A Haviland Limoge H+C Salesman Sample Plate
Oct 24, 1:00 PM EDT
A Haviland Limoge H+C Salesman Sample Plate
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $75- $750
$700 Bids
A Haviland Limoge H+C Salesman Sample Plate
Oct 24, 1:00 PM EDT
A Haviland Limoge H+C Salesman Sample Plate
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $75- $750
$700 Bids
A Haviland Limoge H+C Salesman Sample Plate
Oct 24, 1:00 PM EDT
A Haviland Limoge H+C Salesman Sample Plate
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $75- $750
$700 Bids
HAVILAND LIMOGES PORCELAIN CENTERPIECE, W 7", L 12"
Nov 12, 11:00 AM EST
HAVILAND LIMOGES PORCELAIN CENTERPIECE, W 7", L 12"
by DuMouchelles
Est: $100- $150
$500 Bids
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73 pcs. Traditions Fine China for Johann Haviland
Oct 23, 2:00 PM EDT
73 pcs. Traditions Fine China for Johann Haviland
by Heritage Antiques & Auction
Est: $50- $150
$250 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Haviland & Co.


Designer Homes of Central Florida

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Dobiaschofsky Auktionen AG

Dobiaschofsky Auktionen AG

Selkirk Auctioneers &  Appraisers

Selkirk Auctioneers & Appraisers

O'Gallerie

O'Gallerie