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Haviland Limoges SET OF 4 SERVING PLATTERS Pink Floral Spray, Elegant Translucent China
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But don't drive by, stay and shop! Item: Set of 4 serving platters Manufacturer: Haviland & Co., Limoges, France Pattern: Only about 6,000 have been identified and cataloged in the Schleiger system. Most patterns do not have factory-given names. Some received names from later writers or in common usage. History: In 1840, David Haviland, who had a china shop in New York City, made his first trip to France to establish an alliance with a manufacturer who could create pieces of porcelain for the American trade. He eventually settled in Limoges, France to oversee production. This was near the source of the abundant kaolin mines, the special white clay unique to Limoges porcelain. He established his own company in 1853 to produce china specifically for the American market. After the Civil War, David sent his son, Théodore, to the U.S. to handle distribution and marketing. White House china sets were designed for Presidents Lincoln, Grant, Hayes and Harrison. But the Victorian housewife was the primary customer with a wide variety of patterns to choose. It is estimated that there are over 30,000 patterns and variations. Charles Haviland's company went out of business in... read more