Wow ! category image is of a Theodore Haviland Limoges piece, probably from the late 19th century. Theodore Haviland left Haviland to start his own in 1893 “A set in every home” became Theodore’s goal and full services of china for $29.95 are found in the Sears catalogs of the 1920s. Several patterns from both firms were used as premiums by the Jewel Tea Company. It is estimated that there are over 30,000 patterns and variations.
Charles Haviland’s company went out of business in 1931. Because of the approaching hostilities in Europe, Theodore moved his company to the United States in 1936 which operated until 1957. The patterns of both companies were gathered and bought in 1941 by William Haviland who retired in 1972. Although the name “Haviland” remains today the firm has gone through several changes in ownership. Information from Haviland collectors site