In 1842, David Haviland made Limoges the cradle of unlimited art, the world capital of porcelain. He began writing the history of the Haviland family, a name synonymous with the art of French luxury that endures to this day. Trader, David Haviland created a company importing earthenware and porcelain in 1838 in New York. In 1864, Haviland became the most important French porcelain factory. Certain Royal families and Heads of State around the world have succumbed to the charm and prestige of this Limoges porcelain.