Haviland identification is difficult as there are over 30,000 patterns and variations. Only about 6,000 have been identified and cataloged in the Schleiger system. Most patterns do not have factory-given names.  Some received names from later writers or in common usage. There are four major brands:

1) Haviland & Co. Limoges (H&Co.)

2) Theodore Haviland, both France and New York

3) Charles Field Haviland (CFH)

4) Johann Haviland, the later, inexpensive Bavarian china. We do not identify Johann Haviland. 

To have your pattern identified, simply send us digital images or scans. It is easiest for us to identify patterns from photos of a plate, one of the front and one of the back showing all identifying marks. We are also often able to identify patterns from other pieces. If there happens to be a factory number, often seen in red on the underside of a serving piece or lid, please include it in your email. Limit your email to 10mb or less, and make certain that your email spam filter will not prevent our reply from getting through to you.

For legal reasons, we are unable to provide appraisals. We also are not able to provide a list of dealers or potential buyers.

Click here to initiate your Pattern ID Request.

You can also send regular photos by snail mail. Ask for the address, or use the Contact Us page on this website.



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