Here is an interesting fact about Haviland china. Most people know that Haviland china is manufactured in France. But, did you know that David Haviland was from New York? David Haviland owned a New York china shop but relocated to France to be near the mines where the very special clay that is used to make Haviland porcelain was located. In 1853 he established his own company to produce china to be sold in America.

There are thousands of Haviland patterns and the value of your Haviland pieces will be determined by the popularity of the pattern and how rare it is. Besides the wonderful variety of available patterns there is something that makes Haviland china even more fun to collect. China painting has been a popular hobby for over a hundred years and many of the finest china painters have used Haviland blanks as the canvas for their works.