Blue Garland by Johann Haviland is rimmed, scallop-shaped (pompadour) white china with three blue summer roses at the center, sprays of blue summer roses scattered on the rim and spilling onto the verge (the verge is the area where the plate merges with the rim), and an embossed edge with platinum trim. For a limited time, we’re offering a 40-piece set of Blue Garland. The set includes 8 cups and saucers, 8 dinner plates, 8 bread and butter plates, and 8 fruit/dessert bowls. Be sure to have a look at this great value!
In 1841 David Haviland of D.G. & D. Haviland Trading Co., New York, embarked with his wife, Mary, and son, Charles, for France. Their destination was Limoges, a city 200 miles southeast of Paris, world-renowned for its production of fine porcelain. The region was rich in kaolin, cream-colored clay that yielded superior porcelain. Haviland, intent on producing the world’s finest china, obtained permits from the French government to build a state-of-the-art china factory in 1853. Within two years Haviland’s keen business sense and American ingenuity had aided him in establishing one of the most advanced china producing facilities of its time. When Haviland & Co. split into separate entities in 1891, son Charles led Haviland and Co., one of the firms, competing fiercely with his brother.
In 1907 Charles’s oldest son, Jean, chose to leave Haviland and Co. and move to Germany. He legally changed his name to “John” (“Johann” in German) and built a china factory in Waldershof. Unlike the companies Theodore Haviland, Limoges, and Haviland and Co., Johann’s factory produced casual china and hotel ware with the “Johann Haviland” backstamp. The new company grew rapidly. Within a few years, Johann Haviland was successfully marketing his china throughout Germany and the United States. The company endured great hardships during World War I and WWII. Ultimately the company was purchased by Rosenthal, and the Johann Haviland Waldershof factory remained open through the 1980s. The company’s patterns were very popular in the U.S., many of them acquired piece-by-piece as grocery store premiums.
Take advantage of our special offer today. The 40-piece set in Johann Haviland Blue Garland will make a thoughtful gift for loved ones, or provide a great way for you to complete that tableware makeover you’ve been thinking about, with outstanding savings!