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 a pattern from photos of a plate, one of the front and one of the back showing all identifying marks. We are also occasionally able to identify patterns from other pieces, but this is much more difficult. 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. We do not need a photo of this number. 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. Also, only one pattern per inquiry, please. If you have more than one pattern to identify then please send each pattern in a separate request. Thank you.