Theodore Haviland New York
Theodore Haviland New York Apple Blossom Set
Doares and Wood began to trace the history of Theodore Haviland porcelain, following a trail of evidence. While investigating the mystery, they also learned about the Haviland family and the history of New York porcelain. Eventually, they learned that Theodore Haviland’s “Apple Blossom” pattern was made between 1937 and 1956.
Apple Blossom pattern
This set of Haviland china features the beautiful Apple Blossom pattern. The apple blossom pattern features delicate pink flowers and green and gray flora. The pattern was produced from 1940 to 1989. The Apple Blossom pattern is one of Theodore Haviland’s most popular pieces. It features a cream base and pink florals, which are accented with gold rims. The pieces in this set include eight teacups and saucers, eight dinner plates and eight dessert plates. The set also includes six bowls and a gravy server. The set contains about 53 pieces.
The original drawings were found in a Met ledger of Haviland factory designs. Despite being unsigned, some of them were incorporated into other pieces. A further confirmation came at a Virginia Beach antiques show in August 2002. Wood’s research began by studying the drawings and stripped them down to the form they wanted to reproduce. He then discovered a pair of candlesticks depicting children in period dress, along with a gilded vase with a goat head depicted in the center, labeled “Old Paris.” Both forms were found in the Haviland book of designs.
Theodore Haviland New York “delaware” pattern dates back to the late 1800s. This pattern was sold by Sears Roebuck & Co. in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The Havilands liked his designs, and he eventually published six volumes of them. The catalogs show the available patterns for the period, and have some interesting facts about the pattern.
Theodore Haviland’s “Delaware” pattern was produced in a large number of factories throughout the United States. Several of these factories were located in New York and Pennsylvania. The Haviland factory at Limoge advertised this pattern with a narrow gold lace border.
Rivalry between Charles and Theodore Haviland
The Haviland brothers ran the business of making Chinese porcelain, but it was the hard work that made them successful. After their father died in 1879, Charles and Theodore decided to split the business. The two brothers ran separate companies and fought for the top spot in the market.
The Haviland brothers had been in business for more than half a century when they went bankrupt. Eventually, both brothers married into other families. They were both Quakers, but they took different approaches to business than other local protestants.