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Recognised as one of the Limoges regions finest porcelain manufacturers, Haviland continues to evolve and impress worldwide. We have sold this fantastic product for now over a decade, and have witnessed the brand go from strength to strength.
Still hand made in Limoges, France this porcelain has qualities that are rarely found in the mass-produced tableware market. In particular the precise attention to detail in the shape of each piece and its decoration is truly brilliant. It is therefore not uncommon to see Haviland Limoges in some of the finest restaurants and hotels worldwide, proving its aesthetic qualities go hand in hand with its durability.
Haviland Limoges is a most trusted and reliable brand. New ranges are brought out from time to time, which are always up to date or ahead of tableware fashions. In addition to this few patterns are discontinued without reasonable notice, allowing those who have a Haviland dinner service the ability to replace items or add to their range. A comforting thought when considering your dinner service.
In 1842, David Haviland, enthralled by a fascination for “Limousin white gold”, was moved to leave the United States, crossing the Atlantic to set up in Limoges. Helped by his two sons, Charles-Edward and Théodore, the House would show exceptional levels of creativity and savoir-faire. Soon it would make its mark on the arts de la table. From this very moment onwards, the Haviland name has illuminated the world.
The creation of limitless forms and décors, an adapted industrial tool, and an audacious company mindset have granted Haviland its position at the forefront of the porcelain world for over one and a half centuries.
It is at this renowned house that the greatest of ceramists, including Dammouse and Bracquemond chose to reveal their skill and impart their knowledge. Cocteau, Dali, Suzanne Lalique, Kandinsky – these immense artists, the most talented and inspired creators of their time have each made their contribution to breathing life into porcelain, this most noble of materials. Contemporaries such as animal painter Alain Thomas, and Loet Vanderveen, are present today at the very heart of each collection, stamping them with the sheer diversity of their art.
The noblest of world Courts, and the most important Heads of State have each in turn succumbed to the charm and prestige of this French porcelain of ultimate exception. From the United States – Lincoln, Grant, Hayes, Roosevelt – to Europe: Empress Eugénie, René Coty, General de Gaulle, Valérie Giscard d’Estaing, Jacques Chirac, in France, Queen Maria Pia of Portugal, Emperor Guillaume II in Germany. From the Emperor of Japan, to the Royal Court of Morocco.
A number of ancient and contemporary works have joined the Adrien DUBOUCHE National Museum of Limoges, which possesses one of the most important collections of porcelain and ceramic pieces.