Figure Out the Type of China Before you can identify the pattern, you need to figure out what kind of china you have. Arlene Schleigher has left us an invaluable resource for identifying Haviland China. This commonly found mark and its variations date from 1893 to the early 1900's. Note Important Details Once you know the manufacturer and the type of china, you have most of the information you'll need to find the pattern name or number. Sometimes it takes many trips through all of the books to identify a Haviland pattern.
I just do not know what the pattern is called. Where do I begin my pattern identification? Her request was I send her a saucer for identification. This mark is the one most often found and dates to c. E-Mail to All pictures and content are copyrighted and are not to be used elsewhere unless permission received. Common symbols include shields, fleur de lys and star bursts. Arlene Schleiger used saucers to identify the Antique Haviland Patterns and in the forward to Book V she states that her collection of saucers numbered over 4000 - meaning over 4000 different Antique Haviland Pattern variations! Look closely at the two cups and saucers pictured.
You can also search for a Haviland Limoges collectors club. Noritake also notes that the color of bone china tends to be more ivory than white. Instead, this softer type of china involved local clays, most notably clay from the Limoges region of France. Bavaria and Limoges are not companies; they are regions. Such marks tend to be clearer than the marks placed on the glaze.
If there is just one mark the china was sold as whiteware and usually decorated elsewhere. I have looked and looked and have found similar patterns but not exact one. In many cases, patterns have been in continuous production for decades or even centuries. You can sort by any title. As the name implies, bone china involves the addition of bone ash to a mixture of finely ground stone and clay. Generally, however, collectors prefer hand decorated pieces and will pay premium prices to procure nice examples.
A large collection of Antique Haviland Limoges China is available for purchase at Holly Lane Antiques. The latter were stamped by the retailers, importers and the decorators who put their names on the items' bottoms. Even a beautifully transferred piece will hold more value than a poorly executed hand-decorated item. They were made throughout the world and were primarily silver and porcelain through the 17th and 18th centuries. To save time and avoid having to sift through the entire product catalog for your manufacturer, take note of some of the most important details in your pattern. Rarely is a pattern name stamped on a piece. Examples of such names include Elite France, M.
How the word is written will often determine the manufacturer of the piece. Hence I could see the need for pattern identification. Copyright © 2000-2018 by Haviland Online. Her request was I send her a saucer for identification. Others are more obscure and require more research to identify. It has scalloped edging with raised dots, pink flowers in border and round circle of flowers in middle. The company changed its name to American Limoges China Company after the Limoges Company in France threatened to sue.
Some manufacturers used a different mark every year. Identifying Antique Haviland Limoges China Patterns Posted April 4, 2012 in by biancabb There is nothing quite like Antique Haviland Limoges China with its delicate nature and charming floral patterns. While most fine china features identification marks, you may find that some very early pieces do not have backstamps. Pattern Numbers Examine the backside of a plate, saucer or cup to find the maker's mark. At one time there were just under fifty china factories operating in Limoges. Additionally, poppies are not as common as roses, but the sale price on this is reflective of many pieces similar to it.
You can make 23 Awesome Limoge China Patterns Identification photos for your tablet, and smartphone device or Desktop to set 23 Awesome Limoge China Patterns Identification pictures as wallpaper background on your desktop choose images below and share 23 Awesome Limoge China Patterns Identification wallpapers if you love it. I have been a professional historian, museum curator, and author for more than a decade. Some manufacturers, such as Wedgwood, or the potteries in Limoges, France, are well documented by collectors. But as you can see the link takes me to a page with no image, and the description says pink and grey flowers - I'm not sure I would call that pattern pink and grey flowers, but who knows. I will continue this discussion in further Blogs - taking you through the process I follow in Haviland Pattern Identification.