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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, Bernardaud, Bernardaud Serveware and Gifts

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
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 Serveware and Gifts

     
Bernardaud Gouttes Gold-Tone Large Fruit Saucer Bernardaud Gouttes Vase Bernardaud Gouttes Small Oblong Coupe Plate
Bernardaud Gouttes's weighty porcelain collection brings a luxe note to any occasion. 7.5"W x 3"H Bernardaud Gouttes's weighty porcelain collection brings a luxe note to any occasion. 6.2"H. Made in France Bernardaud Gouttes's weighty porcelain collection brings a luxe note to any occasion. 12.2" x 2.7"


     
Bernardaud Gouttes Bowl Bernardaud Gouttes Rectangular Tray Bernardaud Gouttes Cavana Tray
Bernardaud Gouttes's weighty porcelain collection brings a luxe note to any occasion. 6.7"D; 22 oz. Bernardaud Gouttes's weighty porcelain collection brings a luxe note to any occasion. 10.4" x 9.3" Bernardaud Gouttes's weighty porcelain collection brings a luxe note to any occasion. 6.7" x 6.7"


   
Bernardaud Aux Oiseaux Coupe Oval Platter Bernardaud Aux Oiseaux Deep Salad Bowl Bernardaud Aux Oiseaux Porcelain Rectangular Dish
Embellished with a menagerie of songbirds, this nature-inspired porcelain coupe oval plate from Bernardaud brings an elegantly fanciful look to your table. 15.5"L x 11"W Embellished with a branch-perching bird and fluttering butterflies inside and out, this nature-inspired porcelain deep salad bowl from Bernardaud brings an elegantly fanciful look to your table. Porcelain. Dishwasher safe

 

 
Bernardaud Venise Oval Platter, 15 Bernardaud Venise Round Tart Platter, 13 Bernardaud Bois Coupe Charger
Venice's magnificent architecture and brocade textiles inform this stunning Bernardaud pattern. Ornate designs rendered in gleaming 24K gold lend lavish detail to fine porcelain. Venice's magnificent architecture and brocade textiles inform this stunning Bernardaud pattern. Ornate designs rendered in gleaming 24K gold lend lavish detail to fine porcelain. A wood grain print atop fine porcelain lends a whimsical, trompe l'oeil effect to this exclusive-to-Bloomingdale's charger by Bernardaud.


 
Bernardaud Venise Rectangular Dish Bernardaud Divine Porcelain Rectangular Dish
Venice's magnificent architecture and brocade textiles inform this stunning Bernardaud pattern. Ornate designs rendered in gleaming 24K gold lend lavish detail to fine porcelain. 7.9"L x 6.3"W Bring a luxurious element to formal dining with shimmering platinum-embellished porcelain dinnerware by Bernardaud. 8"L x 6.5"W

 

 
Bernardaud Aux Rois Porcelain Rectangular Dish Bernardaud L'Art de la Table Details by Jean-Michel Alberola Dinner and Salad Plates, Set of 12 Bernardaud Aboro Porcelain Rectangular Tray
8" x 6.3". Made in France. Porcelain. Dishwasher safe Bernardaud collaborated with twelve renowned artists from around the world to create the L'Art de la Table collection. Featuring entirely original designs on premium porcelain, each assortment brings the refined beauty of museum-quality artwork to the dining table. French painter Jean-Michel Alberola teaches at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris, where he is a prominent figure in the art scene. Porcelain. Dishwasher safe

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 Birdcage Candle L'Objet Crocodile Candle L'Objet Elephant Noir Candle
Delicate Limoges porcelain is detailed with 24K gold to create this sculptural L'Objet candlepot. 3" x 6". Pink Champagne-scented wax; burn time approximately 35 hours. Porcelain/24K gold/wax 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.

 

L'Objet Eau d'Egee Candle L'Objet The Russe Candle L'Objet Jasmin D'Indie Candle
Limoges porcelain/24k gold/paraffin wax/brass 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. 80-90 hour burn time Limoges porcelain/24k gold/paraffin wax/brass. 80-90 hour burn time

 

 
L'Objet Malachite Candle
Delicate Limoges porcelain is detailed with 24K gold to create this sculptural L'Objet candlepot.

Philippe Deshoulieres and L'Objet Limoges Porcelain

L'Objet Aegean Dinnerware L'Objet Aegean Rectangular Platter, 15.5
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

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