8 hours ago
New haviland is here 🍽
the detail is lovely.
a little history on this limoges porcelain company...
american david haviland was a new york-based importer/exporter who recognized the quality of french porcelains and wished to import them for an american clientele. charles haviland explained his father’s history as such: "in 1839, my father was an importer of english porcelain and earthenware in new york, when he happened to see a french porcelain tea service that had, i know not how, found its way across the atlantic. my father found the material of this service quite superior to that of the english porcelain and earthenware that had been the object of his trade and thought it would be a good thing to be the first in america to introduce tableware very superior to that in use in his country at that time…he went to france with his samples, asking anyone he thought might know, in what locality they had been made. finally, in paris, he was told it had to be limoges porcelain."