Q&A on Collecting: Porcelain set is a Victorian mystery

Anne McCollam answers readers' questions about the value of their antiques.
BY Anne McCollam, For The Oklahoman Published: July 29, 2013
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Q: This is the mark that is on a set of porcelain dinnerware that I inherited from my grandmother. The set is a service for 12 and includes butter pats and all the servicing pieces. The dishes are white with scalloped edges and gold trim. There are no missing or broken pieces.

I am not sure how old the set is or what it is worth. Since I plan to keep the set and pass it along to my daughter, I would appreciate learning more about it.

A: Your set was made by Haviland and Co. sometime between 1930 and 1941. Haviland and Co. was established in 1864 in Limoges, France, and is still in business.

Your service for 12 would probably be worth $1,200 to $1,500.

Address your questions to Anne McCollam, P.O. Box 247, Notre Dame, IN 46556. Items of a general interest will be answered in this column. Due to the volume of inquiries, she cannot answer individual letters.

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