Haviland Limoges Porcelain


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.

Haviland PorcelainPictured left: Modern Haviland Porcelain – Rose Centifolia

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.

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