Posted ByJacinda on July 20, 2002 at 14:35:30:
In Reply to: Pattern??? posted byJames Cornell on June 12, 2002 at 22:23:44:
H&C (possibly with a small cirlce at top right of mark) was first marked around 1876. I couldnt find anything with the pattern u explained. The closest i got was presidential china made by haviland which ( depending on which set) can go for 2500 us to 9000 us dollars today. and that was in 1992 so the price could have doubled by now. What is the crest? and where is it located? also what scenes are on the china. I know they made a native american set. This is what i read:
Over the years presidential china has been reproduced. "The Martha Washington" or "States" china was made and sold to the public to tie-in with the 1876 U.S. Centennial and celebrate the Signing of the Declaration of Independence. Haviland and Company was commissioned to reproduce it.
In 1969 Haviland and Company began reproducing a series of plates in the original presidential designs, beginning with the Martha Washington china. The series included the Lincoln and Grant plates, Presidents Andrew Johnson, Franklin Pierce, James A. Garfield, Chester A Arthur and Rutherford B. Hayes. The most popular was the Lincoln plates. The edition of the first two issues was 2,500 each addition. They are sometimes stamped "Administration Abraham Lincoln," in red. Others have the mark of J.W. Boteler & Bros. and "Fabrique" par Haviland & Co./Pour J.W. Boteler & Bro//Washington. The original china had no makers mark.
Another popular White House china reproduction was the President Grant series. The original design known as the "Flower Set" depicted almost every native American flower documented at the time along with the gold crest of the United States, and made in 1870.
The reproduction has a center design of a rose with 21 different color changes. The scalloped border has a tan band with the seal inset.
When pieces of presidential china make a rare auction appearance prices are high ... even for an early reproduction. In 1992 a set of President William Henry Harrison, reproduced in 1900, came to auction. The Limoges service, consisting of 36 pieces sold at Goldberg Auction Galleries for $8,140. These days the price could be almost double.