There are 30,000 to 60,000 patterns of Haviland and Co, Charles Field
Haviland, Johann Haviland and Theodore Haviland Limoge china.
An online way to search out a pattern name is to look on
E-bay- Haviland category and do a search on "Haviland
Schleiger" and many of the more common patterns will be
listed. You can also contact the Haviland Dealers found through
the Haviland Collectors International Foundation (www.havilandcollectors.com)
to aid in identifying your pattern or use the Schleiger books
What is a Schleiger
Number? This is the identification system used by Haviland Dealers
due to the large number of patterns of Haviland China. Follow the link for
a better explanation.
The books by the Schleiger family
are the identifying sourcebook for patterns (black and white drawings).
These are where all the "Schleiger" identification
system of the 60,000 Haviland patterns came from. The later
the book edition, the more current the identification.
Hints: To match the Schleiger book picture, pick a Cup
Saucer and match that. Also there may be 6-12 variations of
your pattern, so look at more than one saucer to match the pattern.
What is a blank?- The Haviland China Limoges plain whiteware comes
in several dozen different shapes. To help with identification, blanks
have been numbered in the Schleiger system. Plain blanks were
also sold for people to paint their own china at home.
Replacments Ltd.- Will send
you a monthly e-mail on pieces they have in your pattern. They
have a lot of patterns. Best if you already have your Schleiger
number (they sometimes use their own numbering).