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Make your morning coffee or tea time an exceptional moment with this delightful Haviland Limoges porcelain coffee set. It is a lovely celadon green with a delicate floral pattern. I love the original shape of its slightly twisted handles. It dates from the 19th century, the gilding has faded a little but it has kept all its elegance. This service is composed of a coffee pot, a milk jug, a sugar bowl and eight cups with their saucers.
Late 19th century
Porcelain was first produced in Limoges in 1771. King Louis XV made this factory a royal manufactory. After the Revolution, François Alluaud, owner of a factory, was the pioneer of the industrial development of porcelain in Limoges. He innovated and improved the manufacturing processes. At the beginning of the 19th century, factories flourished in the city, and Limoges porcelain became increasingly renowned in Europe. With the arrival of the New Yorker David Haviland in Limoges in 1842, the history of porcelain took a new turn. Under his influence Limoges porcelain began to be exported across the Atlantic. The Americans spent lavishly on the delicate and elegant pieces they adore. Haviland also promoted porcelain in Second Empire Paris, where it was a great success. Today, Limoges porcelain is the symbol of excellence of the great French craft houses, such as Haviland, or Bernardaud.