With its elegant berry and vine design with green trim,
, is an ideal pattern for any summer table! Our special 16-piece set includes 4 footed cups and 4 saucers, 4 dinner plates, and 4 salad plates. This is a stylish set of Johann Haviland china – and what a great gift the 16-piece set will make for a loved one!
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 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 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.
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Raspberry Rose set.