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Charles Field Haviland (CH F. Haviland)


 CH Field Haviland is the decorating mark (trademark, identity) of Robert Haviland and C. Parlon. It will always be stamped on the back of every item as proof of manufacturer, sometimes alongside the pattern name, artists number, designers name, or pattern range (eg Mozart).

Robert Haviland and C. Parlon have been using this mark since 1941 when it purchased the mark from a company called  Gerard, Dufraisseix and Abbot which was derived from the original Charles Field Haviland company. Robert Haviland was the grandson of Charles Field Haviland.


 From 1882 to 1900 the mark could be in red, green, blue, gray, brown or black with the letters "CH FIELD HAVILAND Limoges" inside the a double circle as follows -

The CH Field Haviland mark from 1882-1900

 From 1900 to 1941 the color was standardised to red.

The CH Field Haviland mark from 1900-1941

 Today the mark is very similar but can contain the artists number, designers name, the pattern name and other details.

The CH Field Haviland mark from 1941 to today

CH Field Haviland History Synopsis

Charles Field Haviland left America for Limoges in the early 1850s to work originally for his uncle, David Haviland founder of Haviland and Company and rented a porcelain factory  in partnership with his father and brother. Subsequently he opened his own decorating studio for porcelain to export items to the US and in 1868 purchased a porcelain manufacturing company.

 He married the granddaughter of Francois Alluaud and later took control of the Alluaud porcelain factory, one of the oldest Limoges factories. Charles Field retired in 1881 and the company became known as Gerard, Dufraisseix and Morel using the white ware mark GDM. The partners changed around 1890 and the company was subsequently called - Gerard and Dufraisseix and eventually Gerard, Dufraisseix and Abbot (mark GDA).

They still trade today as Porcelaine GDA-Royal Limoges but of course the CH Field Haviland mark now belongs to Robert Haviland and C. Parlon


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