Robert Haviland et C. Parlon
Robert Haviland et C. Parlon, Limoges, makers of fine china, is one of the exclusive names on a list of French luxury goods manufacturers that include Lalique, Vuitton, Hermès and Château Yquem. All are companies driven by the same standards of quality, design and elegance.
Founded in 1924, Robert Haviland & C. Parlon’s roots date back to the middle of the 19th century, when members of the American family Haviland set up different porcelain manufactories in the French town of Limoges. Robert Haviland & C.Parlon are reputed masters of gold and platinum incrustation and inlay work. Their porcelain making respects the traditional craftsmanship.
The company has undeniable expertise in the inlaying technique using acid etching, laying gold and platinum and agate burnishing. It is an expert in fine decorating by hand. It masters the firing system (up to 9 successive firings) allowing it to make sophisticated décor. Such high-level command of these techniques is rare. Only a few companies use these manufacturing processes.
The fine porcelain manufacturer has been awarded as « Entreprise Patrimoine Vivant », a French recognition of excellence.
The clientele consists exclusively of institutions. The company exports more than two thirds of its production abroad, mainly in Europe, Russia, the United States and to Gulf countries.
The company Jammet Seignolles, bought out the company Robert Haviland et C. Parlon in 2010. After the acquisition, the company became known as Compagnie des Porcelaines de Limoges. The company is specialised in high-end decorating on porcelain.