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History of Limoges

Limoges porcelain factory was established in the 18th century and makes the finest, purest white porcelain in the world. Marco Polo first discovered the translucent ceramic in the late 18th century while in China. He called it porcelain which is Latin for seashell. In the beginning all porcelain had to be imported from China. Europeans were anxious to discover the secret. By the 16th century (17th century in France) they had soft porcelain which looked the same but lacked the hardness. The royal factory at Sèvres was known throughout Europe for their artistic mastery. In 1709, Boettger, in Saxony, discovered kaolin and the secret formula, and the factory at Meissen was founded. In 1761 the formula was sold to Sèvres. In 1765 the purest kaolin mine in Europe was discovered in Limoges. The first porcelain factory was established there in 1771, was sold to the King in 1784, and nationalized during the French Revolution. Today, Limoges artisans use the same techniques and sometimes even the same molds, and stamp each piece "Limoges France." Perfect for gifts and your own private collection. These highly prized works of art are made with the same skill as those collected for hundreds of years by royalty and others in search of perfection. All with the ease of online shopping. Go to: L'Objet Candles in Limoges Porcelain, L'Objet Limoges Porcelain, Limoges Dinnerware and Serveware, Bernardaud, Maison Francis Kurkdjian Candles

Bernardaud Serveware

The Louvre dinnerware collection takes its design inspiration from architectural motifs that adorn the exterior of the Louvre museum. Casual or formal, this collection offers great practicality and adapts to every occasion. Oven and dishwasher safe, many of the bakeware pieces transition from oven to table. Made in France

     
Bernardaud Louvre Valet Tray, Small Bernardaud Louvre Oval Platter, 15 Bernardaud Louvre Rectangular Cake Platter
The Louvre dinnerware collection takes its design inspiration from architectural motifs that adorn the exterior of the Louvre museum. Casual or formal, this collection offers great practicality and adapts to every occasion. Oven and dishwasher safe, many of the bakeware pieces transition from oven to table. Small Valet Tray measures 11x5". The Louvre dinnerware collection takes its design inspiration from architectural motifs that adorn the exterior of the Louvre museum. Casual or formal, this collection offers great practicality and adapts to every occasion. Oven and dishwasher safe, many of the bakeware pieces transition from oven to table. 15"D The Louvre dinnerware collection takes its design inspiration from architectural motifs that adorn the exterior of the Louvre museum. Casual or formal, this collection offers great practicality and adapts to every occasion. Oven and dishwasher safe, many of the bakeware pieces transition from oven to table. 15"L. Made in France


     
Bernardaud Louvre 3 Section Tray Bernardaud Louvre Teapot Bernardaud Louvre Roasting Dish
The Louvre dinnerware collection takes its design inspiration from architectural motifs that adorn the exterior of the Louvre museum. Casual or formal, this collection offers great practicality and adapts to every occasion. Oven and dishwasher safe The Louvre dinnerware collection takes its design inspiration from architectural motifs that adorn the exterior of the Louvre museum. Casual or formal, this collection offers great practicality and adapts to every occasion. Dishwasher safe The Louvre dinnerware collection takes its design inspiration from architectural motifs that adorn the exterior of the Louvre museum. Casual or formal, this collection offers great practicality and adapts to every occasion. Oven and dishwasher safe, many of the bakeware pieces transition from oven to table. Dishwasher safe


   
Bernardaud Louvre Cake Plate with Handle Bernardaud Louvre Square Dish
11"D. Porcelain. Dishwasher and microwave safe The Louvre dinnerware collection takes its design inspiration from architectural motifs that adorn the exterior of the Louvre museum. Casual or formal, this collection offers great practicality and adapts to every occasion. Oven and dishwasher safe, many of the bakeware pieces transition from oven to table. 5"L x 5"W

Bernardaud

In the world of French art de vivre, Bernardaud is considered the symbol of elite refinement and luxury. A porcelain creation signed by Bernardaud is always appreciated and recognized the world over. Bernardaud artisans use the same technique of hand-sculpting fine, bisque porcelain that was first demonstrated by French artist Paul de Bourgoing in 1828. The glow of a candle shines through the raised and carved surface to contrast light against shadow, revealing a richly detailed design. Bernardaud VotiveLight™ candles add a warm, decorative glow to any room of the home. For a dramatic effect, or to create a festive ambiance, delight your dinner guests by replacing traditional candles with a Bernardaud VotiveLight™.

   
Bernardaud Versailles Votive Bernardaud Monet's Garden Votive Bernardaud Sailboats Votive
For a dramatic effect, or to create a festive ambiance, delight your dinner guests by replacing traditional candles with a Bernardaud VotiveLight™. In the world of French art de vivre, Bernardaud is considered the symbol of elite refinement and luxury. The glow of a candle shines through the raised and carved surface to contrast light against shadow, revealing a richly detailed design. Bernardaud VotiveLight candles add a warm, decorative glow to any room of the home. For a dramatic effect, or to create a festive ambiance, delight your dinner guests by replacing traditional candles with a Bernardaud VotiveLight™.


     
Bernardaud Washington Dc Votive Bernardaud New York by the Sea Votive Bernardaud Orchids Votive
For a dramatic effect, or to create a festive ambiance, delight your dinner guests by replacing traditional candles with a Bernardaud VotiveLight™. A single votive candle illuminates a dazzling interpretation of New York City's skyline decorating Bernardaud's porcelain candle holder. Bernardaud VotiveLight candles add a warm, decorative glow to any room of the home.


   
Bernardaud Magnolia Votive Bernardaud New York Votive Bernardaud Sweet Peas Votive
Light up your decor with a luminous votive from Bernardaud, intricately adorned with an elegant magnolia pattern on colorful porcelain. Manufactured in the town of Limoges by the Bernardaud family, each votive is lovingly crafted of fine French porcelain. Using the Ancient Greek technique of Lithophany, a tealight candle placed beneath the dome beautifully illuminates a New York City scene. Light up your decor with a luminous votive from Bernardaud, intricately adorned with an elegant sweet pea pattern on colorful porcelain.


     
Bernardaud Amours Votive Bernardaud Paris Votive Bernardaud Wedding Votive
In the world of French art de vivre, Bernardaud is considered the symbol of elite refinement and luxury. A porcelain creation signed by Bernardaud is always appreciated and recognized the world over. In the world of French art de vivre, Bernardaud is considered the symbol of elite refinement and luxury. A porcelain creation signed by Bernardaud is always appreciated and recognized the world over. For a dramatic effect, or to create a festive ambiance, delight your dinner guests by replacing traditional candles with a Bernardaud VotiveLight™.


     
Bernardaud Butterflies in Flight Votive Bernardaud Hummingbirds Votive Bernardaud Wildflowers Votive
In the world of French art de vivre, Bernardaud is considered the symbol of elite refinement and luxury. A porcelain creation signed by Bernardaud is always appreciated and recognized the world over. For a dramatic effect, or to create a festive ambiance, delight your dinner guests by replacing traditional candles with a Bernardaud VotiveLight™. In the world of French art de vivre, Bernardaud is considered the symbol of elite refinement and luxury. A porcelain creation signed by Bernardaud is always appreciated and recognized the world over.

L'Objet Candles in Limoges Porcelain

Elad Yifrach, a former interior designer, introduced L'Objet in 2004. With a collection that blends ancient techniques with a modern sensibility, L'Objet features beautiful dinnerware, table linens, serveware, and accessories that are carefully handmade by European and Asian master craftsmen. The L'Objet collection also includes accents for the home, including frames, candles, and desk accessories, many of which are crafted from 24-karat gold, platinum, and other fine materials.

     
L'Objet Crocodile Candle L'Objet Elephant Noir Candle L'Objet Mamounia Candle
Delicate Limoges porcelain is detailed with 24K gold to create this sculptural L'Objet candlepot. Delicate Limoges porcelain is detailed with 24K gold to create this sculptural L'Objet candlepot. 3.5"W x "H. Limoges porcelain/24k gold/paraffin wax/brass. 80-90 hour burn time

 

   
L'Objet The Russe Candle L'Objet Malachite Candle
Top notes: lemon zest, coriander seeds. Heart notes: hay oil, beeswax absolute, milk lactones. Base notes: patchouli fraction, amber, Russian leather.  Limoges porcelain/24k gold/paraffin wax/brass Delicate Limoges porcelain is detailed with 24K gold to create this sculptural L'Objet candlepot.

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Candles

The Maison Francis Kurkdjian collection is sketched like a fragrance wardrobe, with myriad of facets of emotions. Designed in the tradition of luxury French perfumery, it advocates nevertheless a contemporary vision of the art of creating and wearing perfume. Maison Francis Kurkdjian's unique personality is fostered by the creative power of a man who has a taste for precision. Recognized as one of the world's most celebrated perfumers, Francis Kurkdjian imagined a fragrance territory of a free, sensual and delicate perfectionism. The Maison is guided by enchanting yet precise codes: purity, sophistication, timelessness and the boldness of a classicism reinvented. Exceptional know-how come together and echo off each other. They are continually writing a number of sensory adventures, in which perfume is, naturally, the hero.

Au 17 Scented Candle, 9.8 oz./ 280 g Les Tamaris Scented Candle, 9.8 oz./ 280 g Anouche Scented Candle, 9.8 oz./ 280 g
Au 17 Scented Candle, 9.8 oz./ 280 g Les Tamaris Scented Candle, 9.8 oz./ 280 g Anouche Scented Candle, 9.8 oz./ 280 g
I love Paris, its magic and free-spirited vibes. "Au 17" is my nest in the City of Light. Its cozy, eclectic atmosphere witnesses intimate dinners, lively soirées and tender morning-afters. They unfold in the warm glow of this candle that evokes the mingled aromas of an open fire and Japanese incense."– Francis Kurkdjian Notes: A blend of Japanese incense and firewood. Made out of porcelaine from Limoges. "Les Tamaris is my little corner of paradise on the Atlantic coast of France, between Bordeaux and La Rochelle. It's a family home in the heart of nature, where the only sounds are the chirping of crickets and the crackling of the parasol pines. Like a summer breeze, this candle carries the scent of the everlastings and acacias that grow along the footpaths leading down to the sea."– Francis Kurkdjian Notes: Everlasting, broom and acacias. A deep warm solar flower with undertones of smoked coffee and a touch of spices. Made out of porcelaine from Limoges. "Anouche rekindles the pleasures of the small apartment where I lived for a few years with my maternal grandparents, not far from the Vincennes castle, in the neighborhood of Paris. This candle captures the unforgettable memory of rose petal jam, one of my grandmother's secret recipes."– Francis Kurkdjian Notes: A smell of rose and plum jam. Made out of porcelaine from Limoges.

 

Rue Des Groseilliers Scented Candle, 9.8 oz./ 280 g
Rue Des Groseilliers Scented Candle, 9.8 oz./ 280 g
"The Rue des Groseilliers is the street where I grew up about twelve miles from Paris. My family home was bordered by a small vegetable garden where every summer, bright red berries delighted both young and old with their sweet savors. Today these flavors unfold in this scented candle that conveys the essence of my childhood memories."– Francis Kurkdjian Notes:Bright and juicy red berries blended with blackcurrant and strawberries. Made out of porcelaine from Limoges.

L'Objet Limoges Porcelain

Lito Canape Assorted Plates, Set of 4    
Lito Canapé Assorted Plates, Set of 4 L'Objet Haas Lynda Box & 4 Mini Plates - Limited Edition of 500 L'Objet Corde White Platter
Set of four assorted plates. Limoges porcelain. Hand painted. Set includes: Lynda box and four mini plates. Defined by its delightful surrealism, the box's imaginative sculpted shape pushes design to its limits to create an unforgettable serving ceremony. Dimensions: 5.5"D x 6.5"H. Lift the lid to reveal the stacked mini plates. Limited edition of 500. Made in Portugal 14"L x 7"W. Limoges porcelain. Dishwasher and microwave safe

 

L'Objet Lapis Dinnerware L'Objet Aegean Rectangular Platter, 15.5 L'Objet Aegean Dinnerware
Dramatic blue and gleaming 24K gold give L'Objet’s Lapis collection eye-catching opulence. A delicately scalloped pattern inspired by the Aegean Sea’s gentle waves details this fine porcelain dinnerware from L'Objet. Limoges Porcelain. Dishwasher safe, not microwave safe. Made in Portugal A delicately scalloped pattern inspired by the Aegean Sea’s gentle waves details this fine porcelain dinnerware from L'Objet. Limoges Porcelain. Dishwasher safe, not microwave safe. Made in Portugal

Limoges Dinnerware and Serveware

Christofle has been the silver of choice for royalty and heads of state since its founding in 1830.

  Hermès Mosaique au 24 Platinum Pasta/Soup Plate
Philippe Deshoulieres "Orsay", Powder Blue Hermes Mosaique au 24 Platinum Dinnerware JL Coquet "Hemisphere" White
Classic French design makes this pattern an eye-catching addition to your tabletop. Mix and match serving pieces to create the place setting you desire. Porcelain dinnerware. Design inspired by the mosaic floor of 24 Faubourg Saint Honoré, the birthplace of Hermès. Made in France The "Hemisphere" is quintessential J.L Coquet. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2009, and still a timelessly innovative shape. Sculpted by hand, each piece reveals rare French craftsmanship that stands the test of time. The range is available in the purest white as well as eight metallic versions and fourteen colors that can all mix and match to create a fresh casual feel or a contemporary formal tablescape. Hemisphere is pure, simple and elegant.

 

Christofle "Malmaison Gold" Christofle "Malmaison", Platinum icon
Limoges porcelain enhanced by a hand-applied band in either gold or platinum. Malmaison is ornamented with an Empire-style frieze, symbol of one of the greatest periods in French decorative art. The name Malmaison is taken from the castle where Napoleon lived with Josephine Christofle's Malmaison Platinum takes its inspiration from one of the greatest periods of French decorative art with an Empire-style frieze, hand-applied in platinum. The name Malmaison is taken from the Château de Malmaison, the castle in which Napoleon lived with Josephine. In Limoges porcelain


Bernardaud Vegetal Gold Square Plate
Royal Limoges Star Dinnerware icon Vegetal Gold Square Plate and Dinnerware Collection
The geometric lines of a compass—the universal symbol of travel—inspired Royal Limoges’ Star collection. Slight variations in the design make it easy to mix and match different pieces in the collection, or layer them with other dinnerware Vegetal Gold square plate. 10.2"Sq. Crafted of Limoges porcelain with gilded detail.

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