We’re offering a terrific variety of vintage Haviland pieces this month, including dinner plates, coffee pots, pitchers, serving platters, vegetable bowls, and much more from patterns like Apple Blossom, Georgia, Rosalinde, and many others.
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, Theodore.
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 World War II. 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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