Posted by Cathy Grammer-Margolin (22.214.171.124) on October 15, 2000 at 12:20:52:
In Reply to: haviland limoge posted by Jan Bott on October 14, 2000 at 10:03:44:
: I recently bought a single plate, it has blue wild flowers on it in a random pattern with what looks like small pieces of wheat with it. all it says on the back is haviland & co, limoges and the h&c co over a line and under the line an L. Does anyone have any idea what this pattern is or if this plate is old or new?
The (usually in green as the Manufacturers mark)H & Co with a bar over L dates from 1888-1896 (sometimes 1876-1889).
The Haviland & Co over Limoges (if it is the Decorator mark) comed from 1876-1878/1889-1931.
These marks can be found in Nora Travis's new book,
"Evolution of Haviland China Design" (you can get it from Amazon- also listed on my book page).
To identify a pattern (there are 60,000 and only about 1200 identififed), I would suggest you take a picture of it and send it to one of the bigger Haviland dealers to identify.
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