|Title:||CF HAVILAND CFH GDM FRANCE LIMOGES 8" PLATE|
|Description:||8" PLATE CFH HAVILAND LIMOGES|
|Origin:||INHERITED FROM GRANDMOTHER|
|Appraised By:||Leslie Haltbakk|
|Appraiser Comments:||Theodore Haviland and Charles Haviland (Haviland & Co.) were sons of David Haviland, and both played leading roles in their father’s china company from its beginning in 1864. Theodore lived in New York, focusing on marketing and distribution, while Charles lived in Limoges and managed the manufacturing and decorating studios within the factory.
When their father died in 1879, however, the division of labor broke down. Theodore moved to Limoges to join Charles in managing the factory, but was unsatisfied with the level of influence his brother allowed him. Unable to resolve their differences, the company dissolved in 1891. Shortly thereafter, each brother began his own separate company.
Charles reclaimed the family name “Haviland et Cie.” (Haviland & Co.,) while Theodore began a company under his own name. The two companies fiercely vied with one another for the next few decades, each of them struggling to claim the rightful title of “genuine Haviland.” Both brothers died shortly after World War I, and the companies were passed on to their sons. Robert's son, David Haviland’s nephew, Charles Field Haviland born in 1832 began to work with his father's brother David Haviland. He married into another porcelain family in 1859. He started producing fine china in a factory which he bought in 1868 using his own trade mark: "Charles Field Haviland". Charles retired in 1882. When he retired, the name was “bought” and has been passed down through several firms until the present day.
In 1930, Haviland & Co. failed, and was thereafter purchased by Gérard, Duffraisseix & Abbot—the same company that previously took over the management of Charles Field Haviland. By 1941, however, William Haviland, Theodore Haviland’s son, obtained all the rights to the old Haviland & Co. marks and models. The two companies again became one, under the name “Haviland S.A.”
Your plates date to 1891-1900 - this is based on the maker's mark and style and quality of the plates.
The valuation is for one plate.
The expert, Leslie Haltbakk, is of the opinion that this item
Reason: The style, shape,quality and maker's marks are all quite correct. Note, you can sometimes feel decals, as well, but Limoges is generally handpainted.
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