Haviland collectors to converge on Chicago June 16-19

CHICAGO – Haviland Collectors International Foundation (HCIF) will hold its 20th annual conference at the Embassy Suites, Rosemont, Ill., June 16-19, 2011.

Highlights of the conference include special exhibitions, lectures, workshops, Show and Tell, an auction and an all-Haviland Show and Sale open to the public with free admission Sunday, June 19. 

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Haviland Limoges floral porcelain charger sold for $40 at Fantasticantiques Inc. April 20, 2008, sale in Temeculah, Calif.
Photo courtesy LiveAuctioneers.com.
  • Chantel Meslin-Perrier, Conservateur general, du Musee National Adrien Dubouche a Limoges, France will present “Haviland’s Place in the History of Limoges Porcelain.”
  • Paul Robertson will discuss “Haviland at the World’s Fairs.”
  • Fred Daniels, will present the artist, “Albert Dammouse.”
  • Carolyn Quinlan, President of HCIF, will show the use of musical instruments as decoration by the Haviland companies.
  • Donna Hafer, owner of the Haviland Museum in St. Charles, Mo., will discuss “Haviland At its Finest.”
  • Richard Pryor will lead a discussion on “ Researching and Writing About Haviland.”
  • A special exhibition of Haviland pieces designed by Suzanne Lalique will illustrate the presentation by Annick Feunteun-Moreau, an HCIF scholarship recipient from Limoges, France.

Haviland Collectors International Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study of porcelain and pottery manufactured by the Haviland families in Limoges, France. Founded in 1990, it is an international organization of Haviland collectors and specialists formed to increase the knowledge of its membership and the public-at-large regarding the history, production, significance and appreciation of the wares produced by various Haviland companies.

The vast production of the company founded in 1842 has led to a myriad of interests for the collector. HCIF members are enthusiastic collectors of Haviland dinnerware in 60,000 patterns and variations, stoneware, earthenware and ceramic sculpture pieces.

HCIF members have been responsible for many museum exhibitions of Haviland porcelains.

HCIF publishes a quarterly newsletter and numerous publications. Membership dues are $50 annually.
For more information, visit www.havilandcollectors.com or contact hcif_memsecy@hotmail.com.

An all Haviland Show and Sale will be held in the Ballroom at the Embassy
Suites-O’Hare, 5500 North River Rd, Rosemont, Ill., Sunday, June 19, 2011,
Noon-3 p.m. FREE admission.

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