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Grandmotherís Haviland
Camille Faure : Limoges Art Deco enamels : the geometry of joy
Alberto Shayo.
Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Easthampton, MA : Antique Collectors' Club, 2007.
"With over 200 colour images of collectors' pieces, this book illustrates the vibrancy and brilliance that emanated from the Foure Atelier. Painstakingly researched, as well as detailing Camille Faure's biography, his family life and the history of his famous company, this book explains many of the enamelling techniques, lists and displays the various vase shapes and illustrates original patterns."--BOOK JACKET.
     
Old Limoges : Haviland porcelain design and dťcor, 1845-1865
Barbara Wood & Robert Doares.
Atglen, PA : Schiffer, 2005.
The missing Haviland history -- Understanding the early Haviland factory books -- The queen and the milkmaid: English origins of Haviland design -- White gold and empire: the French context for Haviland design -- Haviland's early decoration operation -- Haviland at the world's fairs of 1853 and 1855 -- Collecting unmarked Haviland -- Appendices -- Early Haviland artists -- Haviland factory in 1855 -- Porcelain production and decoration at Alluaud and Haviland, 1859 -- Haviland decorating patent of 1858 -- Haviland shapes, 1850-1860 -- Haviland trademarks.
     
Limoges boxes : a complete guide
Faye Strumpf ; photography by Ann Modisette.
Iola, WI : Krause, c2000.
Hot collectibles of the new millennium, Limoges boxes are a long-lasting favorite. This comprehensive collector's guide is heavily illustrated and contains values for each box. 400+ full-color illustrations.
     

Old sets of china tell us about dining fashions of the past.  With dishes for specific foods, they show us what people valued when serving a meal. They provide insight into manners that were employed at the tables of our ancestors.

A complete set of Haviland would have many dishes that arenít produced in todayís patterns. A set made in 1910 was offered with 106 pieces--all for $20.00! Curved dishes in a half moon shape are bone plates for fish bones. Fish was often served as a first course. Bowls with a wide rim are soup bowls. Soup was an important part of the dinner. A set may include small round plates seemingly sized for a doll. These are butter dishes, designed to hold one pat of butter.  Berry bowls, smaller than soup or cereal bowls, held fresh fruit that came at the end of the meal. They were used with a special cutlery set of small forks and a serving spoon.

Haviland was a well known maker of pottery for the American market for 100 years. Located in Limoges, France, the company and its offshoots produced 60,000 patterns and hundreds of thousands of pieces for the export market. Middle class Americans purchased sets of Haviland for their good dishes. Carefully kept and displayed, brought out only for special occasions, these dishes remain in many families as treasured items of family history.

Article by: St. Louis Public Library staff