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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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8 Place Setting Haviland China Antique Set
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8 Place Setting Haviland China Antique Set
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Est: $0- $0
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Set of Twelve Haviland Limoges Gilt Decorated Porcelain Plates
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6pc Theodore Haviland Limoges Miniature Plates
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6pc Theodore Haviland Limoges Miniature Plates
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Est: $10- $200
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2pc Haviland Limoges Strasbourg Serving Platters
Dec 18, 10:00 AM EST
2pc Haviland Limoges Strasbourg Serving Platters
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Est: $10- $200
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Haviland Limoges 1974 Christmas Plate
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Haviland Limoges 1974 Christmas Plate
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Est: $20- $200
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Haviland Limoges 1971 Christmas Plate
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Haviland Limoges 1971 Christmas Plate
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Est: $20- $200
$200 Bids
Haviland Limoges 1972 Christmas Plate
Dec 11, 1:00 PM EST
Haviland Limoges 1972 Christmas Plate
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $20- $200
$200 Bids
Haviland Limoges 1973 Christmas Plate
Dec 11, 1:00 PM EST
Haviland Limoges 1973 Christmas Plate
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $20- $200
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Haviland Limoges 1975 Christmas Plate
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Haviland Limoges 1975 Christmas Plate
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Est: $20- $200
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Haviland Limoges 1981 Christmas Plate
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Haviland Limoges 1981 Christmas Plate
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A Haviland Limoge Trinket Box
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A Haviland Limoge Trinket Box
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Est: $25- $250
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A Haviland Limoge H+C Salesman Sample Plate
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A Haviland Limoge H+C Salesman Sample Plate
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Est: $75- $750
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A Haviland Limoge H+C Salesman Sample Plate
Dec 11, 1:00 PM EST
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
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A Haviland Limoge H+C Salesman Sample Plate
by Designer Homes of Central Florida
Est: $75- $750
$700 Bids
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Haviland Limoges Strasbourg Creamer and Sugar Bowl
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Haviland Limoges Strasbourg Creamer and Sugar Bowl
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
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56pc Antique Haviland Limoges Strasbourg Dinnerware Set
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56pc Antique Haviland Limoges Strasbourg Dinnerware Set
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Est: $10- $200
$100 Bids
SET OF 14 THEODORE HAVILAND LIMOGES DINNER PLATES
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SET OF 14 THEODORE HAVILAND LIMOGES DINNER PLATES
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6 HAVILAND FRANCE LIMOGES DEMITASSIE CUPS
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6 HAVILAND FRANCE LIMOGES DEMITASSIE CUPS
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Collection of six porcelain oyster plates, including Union Porcelain Works and Haviland
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HAVILAND LIMOGES PORCELAIN TUREEN & PLATTER
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Est: $50- $100
$250 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Haviland & Co.


Designer Homes of Central Florida

Designer Homes of Central Florida

Lion and Unicorn

Lion and Unicorn

Clars Auction Gallery

Clars Auction Gallery

Doyle New York

Doyle New York