Dinner Plate in the Blue Garland (ORIGINAL 1st Edition w/Bavarian Backstamp) pattern by Johann HavilandMade in Bavaria, Scalloped Platinum TrimA gorgeous Blue Garland porcelain china pattern produced by Johann Haviland in Bavaria, Germany.A scalloped platinum trim surrounds the small blue delicate flowers within the plate."Blue Garland" was originally made in Bavaria from 1974 until 1990.This lovely set was made in Bavaria and is of very fine quality. The design is of small, blue flowers and the pieces are trimmed in platinum.All pieces have the Bavarian backstamp. The backstamp has adot above and below the crown& A dot below Germany, unlike the newer versions.The dinner plate measures 10" wide and is trimmed in platinum, which is in off-the-line condition. I find no chips, cracks or crazing. In fact, I don't think this set was used for anything beyond display. If it was used, it was lovingly cared for. I don't even see any use marks.Although I have 4 plates available, this listing is priced per plate. However, I will be happy to combine for shipping.The Johann Haviland Company was founded in 1907 in Waldershof, Germany. Jean Haviland, taking the German form, 'Johann' of the name 'John' in place of the French 'Jean' created the company. Jean Haviland was the grandson of American, David Haviland. David was an importer of fine china in New York who moved to France in the mid 1800s and started the Haviland Limoges line of fine porcelain. The picture to the left is Waldershof in Bavaria during October. The Johann Haviland company used the Bavarian clay to produce casual china, hotel china and high-quality porcelain fine china. In 1924 the company sold to Richard-Ginori, a major Italian producer of fine china and the name changed to Porzellanfabrik Waldershof AG. Porzellanfabrik means "Porcelain maker." In 1937, Rosenthal China of Germany acquired the company and began producing fine china and exporting to the US, marked Johann Haviland, Bavaria, Germany. During the Second World War, they also produced some now highly collectible patterns with Nazi motif's for the German government. The Johann Haviland Corporation of Des Plaines, Illinois distributed many Johann Haviland patterns in the 1970's and 1980's. These popular patterns were available in grocery stores where they were offered as premiums.