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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 Serveware and Gifts

Bernardaud In Bloom Vase
Bernardaud Aux Oiseaux Coupe Oval Platter In Bloom Vase Bernardaud Venise Round Tart Platter, 13
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 Porcelain vase designed by the artist, Zemer Peled, who has captured both the texture and gesture of a blue floral explosion. Approx. 22.4"W. 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.


Elephant Commemorative Plate 0 Split-Rocker Vase 0 Ballerina Commemorative Plate 0
Elephant Commemorative Plate Split-Rocker Vase Ballerina Commemorative Plate
An inflatable elephant was one of the first inflatables Jeff Koons worked with when he first moved to New York as a young artist in the late Seventies. In 2003, Koons referenced the inflatable in his sculpture, Elephant, that is depicted on this limited edition Bernardaud plate. Born in 1955 in York, Pennsylvania, Jeff Koons is without question one of the most important living artists. He is among the few who successfully extract the essentials from avant-gardism, most notably Pop Art. In his hands, even the most familiar, everyday items transcend commonality to become true icons that manifest the essence of American popular culture. Yet on a broader scope, we are presented with positive messages of acceptance and humanity, themes which resonate universally. Koons works are exhibited throughout the world and are found in numerous public and private collections. 15"L x 13.7"D. Limited edition of 3,500. Porcelain. Care: Wash by hand. Made in Limoges, France. The Ballerinas cup plate made in collaboration with Jeff Koons, represents an image of the eponymous sculpture made between 2010 and 2014 from his mythical Antiquity series. Inspired by a small porcelain figurine representing two dancers, the artist transformed the ready-made into a monumental sculpture 2.50 m high. The artwork communicates beauty, hope and assertiveness, while the reflective surface and subtle color nuances deal with time and metaphysics.

 

Bernardaud Priana Rectangular Valet Tray
Bernardaud Aux Oiseaux Porcelain Rectangular Dish Bernardaud Divine Porcelain Rectangular Dish Priana Rectangular Valet Tray
Porcelain. Dishwasher safe Bring a luxurious element to formal dining with shimmering platinum-embellished porcelain dinnerware by Bernardaud. 8"L x 6.5"W The décor on each piece dresses each object in a green sharkskin that was extremely popular during the 1920's. Valet tray is made of porcelain. Approx. 7.9"L x 6.3W.


Bernardaud In Bloom Rectangular Porcelain Tray Bernardaud Vegetal Gold Square Plate Set of 6 Commemorative Plates 0
In Bloom Rectangular Porcelain Tray Vegetal Gold Square Plate Set of 6 Commemorative Plates
By using precise brush strokes, the artist, Zemer Peled, has captured both the gesture and texture of a blue floral explosion. Rectangular tray is made of porcelain. Approx. 8.5"L x 7.5"W. Vegetal Gold square plate. 10.2"Sq. Crafted of Limoges porcelain with gilded detail. Set of six assorted plates. All plates within the set will come with the same edition number. Born in 1955 in York, Pennsylvania, Jeff Koons is without question one of the most important living artists. He is among the few who successfully extract the essentials from avant-gardism, most notably Pop Art. In his hands, even the most familiar, everyday items transcend commonality to become true icons that manifest the essence of American popular culture. Yet on a broader scope, we are presented with positive messages of acceptance and humanity, themes which resonate universally. Koons works are exhibited throughout the world and are found in numerous public and private collections. 12.2" diameter.


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Ecume White Caviar Set Bernardaud Gouttes Gold-Tone Large Fruit Saucer Ecume White Caviar Set - Large
Ecume is a masterful combination of hollow engraving and glazing that creates shiny bubbles like those found in seafoam on the shore. Handcrafted caviar set features a combination of hollow engraving and glazing that creates shiny bubbles Set includes caviar plate and bell covert. Made of porcelain. Approx. 7.1"L x 3.9"T. Bernardaud Gouttes's weighty porcelain collection brings a luxe note to any occasion. 7.5"W x 3"H Ecume is a masterful combination of hollow engraving and glazing that creates shiny bubbles like those found in seafoam on the shore. Handcrafted caviar set features a combination of hollow engraving and glazing that creates shiny bubbles Set includes caviar plate and bell covert. Made of porcelain Approx. 10.5"L x 3.9"T.


Ecume Platinum Caviar Set, Large 0 Venise Tumbler with Scented Candle 0
Ecume Platinum Caviar Set, Large Bernardaud Gouttes Cavana Tray Venise Tumbler with Scented Candle
Ecume is a masterful combination of hollow engraving and glazing that creates shiny bubbles like those found in seafoam on the shore. Handcrafted caviar set features a combination of hollow engraving and glazing that creates shiny bubbles Set includes caviar plate and bell covert. Made of porcelain Approx. 5"L x 1.8"T. Bernardaud Gouttes's weighty porcelain collection brings a luxe note to any occasion. 6.7" x 6.7" This bold and stunning design was inspired by Venice's magnificent brocade textiles patterns. Handcrafted tumbler set features a bold and stunning design inspired by Venice's magnificent brocade textile patterns. Made of porcelain. Burn time: up to 60 hours. Approx. 3.5"L.


Bernardaud Set of 3 Balloon Dog (Magenta, Orange, Yellow) Bernardaud Diamond (Red), 2020
Bernardaud L'Art de la Table Details by Jean-Michel Alberola Dinner and Salad Plates, Set of 12 Set of 3 Balloon Dog (Magenta, Orange, Yellow) Diamond (Red), 2020
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. An elegant box combining the three Balloon Dog, one of each color, each with the same numbering. Balloon Dog is an iconic work within the highly acclaimed Celebration series, which Jeff Koons began in the mid 1990s. The Celebration artworks reference certain times of year (holidays and birthdays) but also the celebration of the cycle of life. What else could suggest the cheer of children's parties more eloquently than a colorful balloon, twisted into the instantly recognizable form of a dog. According to the artist, "It is about celebration and childhood and color and simplicity, but it's also a Trojan horse. It's a Trojan horse to the whole body of art work." Balloon Dog has the profoundness of an archaic sculpture. The Diamond is part of Jeff Koons's Celebration series produced between 1994 and 2005, which focuses on the calendar of holidays. Five unique colors (Green, Pink, Blue, Yellow, Red) made in mirror polished stainless steel with transparent color coating measuring 78 x 87 x 87 inches have been transposed in porcelain in a limited series at the Bernardaud Manufacture in Limoges. No detail, such as the seductive reflective surface was compromised in rendering this diamond in porcelain. Koons, intrigued by Limoges porcelain, partnered with Bernardaud to realize this complex work. For over 155 years Bernardaud has worked with the most skilled artisans at their workshop in Limoges and has created new technologies to achieve the porcelain art pieces made in collaboration with Jeff Koons.

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.

Lapis Candle 0 Leopard Candle with Rose Quartz, 10 oz. 0 Bibliotheque Gold Candle 1
Lapis Candle Leopard Candle with Rose Quartz, 10 oz. Bibliotheque Gold Candle
Handcrafted of Limoges porcelain. Hand-painted finish with 24-kt. gold accents. Lid adorned with semiprecious stone. 3.5"Dia. x 4.5"T. Burn time, approximately 35 hours. Reminiscent of keepsakes from a global adventure or discoveries found in a cabinet of curiosities, L'Objet candles evoke a world of fascination and wonder. The handcrafted collection features delicate finial details, 24K gold accents and an intoxicating signature fragrance of Pink Champagne. Handcrafted candle with signature Pink Champagne fragrance. Limoges porcelain with 24k gold details and rose quartz cabochon. Paraffin wax candle. 3.5"Dia. x 4.5"T. 10 oz. / 283.5 g Reminiscent of keepsakes or discoveries found in a cabinet of curiosities, this candle encapsulates fascination and craftsmanship. Made of Limoges porcelain. Hand-gilded 24-kt. gold accents. 4.5"Dia. x 5"T; burn time, approximately 35 hours.


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Crocodile Round Box Gold Crocodile Candle Elephant Noir Candle
Handcrafted round box. Hand-applied 14-karat gold. Limoges porcelain. 3.1"Dia. x 1.5"T. Candle scent pink champagne. Container handcrafted of fine black Limoges porcelain with 14-kt. gold-plated accents. Includes fitted lid with clasp sculpted in the shape of an crocodile. From L'Objet. 4.5"Dia. x 3.5"T. Container made of Limoges porcelain. Hand-sculpted finial. Hand-gilded 24-kt. gold accents. Scent: Vetiver D'Orient. 3.5"Dia. x 5"T; burn time, approximately 35 hours.

 

Turtleshell-Lidded Candle 0 Key/Tassel Candle 0 Cinnabar Candle 0
Turtleshell-Lidded Candle Key/Tassel Candle Cinnabar Candle
Handcrafted Limoges porcelain candle. Fragrance: Vetiver D'Orient. Burn time is approximately 35 hours. 5.5"Dia. x 3.5"T. Hand-painted candle. Limoges porcelain. 3.5"Dia. x 5"T. Container made of Limoges porcelain. Hand-gilded 24-kt. gold accents. Scent: Vetiver D'Orient. 4.5"Dia. x 3.5"T; burn time, approximately 35 hours.


Haas Mojave Palm Candle 0 No. 75 The Russe 3-Wick Candle, 35 oz. 0
Haas Mojave Palm Candle No. 75 The Russe 3-Wick Candle, 35 oz.
One-wick candle in a porcelain vessel Approx. 3.5"L x 4.3"W Item Weight (Lbs.): 1.0 Triple-wick candle is made of paraffin wax Fragrance notes: amber, Russian leather, lemon zest Limoges porcelain jar with brass lid When candle is burned through, jar can be washed out and used as decorative container


"Bird Cage" Candle 0 Black Spider Candle 0 Malachite Candle 0
"Bird Cage" Candle Black Spider Candle Malachite Candle
Reminiscent of keepsakes or discoveries found in a cabinet of curiosities, this charming "bird cage" candle features a finely detailed bird finial on its fitted lid and exudes the intoxicating scent of pink champagne. And when the candle is gone, the porcelain vessel can be re-used for keepsakes and trinkets. Hand-painted candle. Crystal spider on lid. Limoges porcelain. 4"Dia. x 3.5"T. Limoges porcelain candle. Semi-precious stone as lid handle. Candle is pink-champagne scent. 3.5"Dia. x 6.25"T. Burn time is approximately 60 hours.


Jasmin d'Inde Candle - No. 6 0 The Russe Candle - No. 75 0 Mamounia Candle - No. 28 0
Jasmin d'Inde Candle - No. 6 The Russe Candle - No. 75 Mamounia Candle - No. 28
Container made of Limoges porcelain and brass. Paraffin single-wick candle. Scent: top notes: saffron, cumin, nutmeg, and green leaves; middle notes: jasmine grandiflorum, jasmine sambac absolute, and ylang moheli; bottom notes: patchouli, Peruvian balsam, sandalwood, birch tar, and civet. After candle has burned completely through, place container under hot water to dissolve remaining wax. The vessel can then serve as a decorative container. Container made of Limoges porcelain and brass. Paraffin single-wick candle. Scent: top notes: lemon zest and coriander seeds; middle notes: hay oil, beeswax absolute, and milk lactones; bottom notes: patchouli fraction, amber, and Russian leather. After candle has burned completely through, place container under hot water to dissolve remaining wax. The vessel can then serve as a decorative container. Container made of Limoges porcelain and brass. Paraffin single-wick candle. Scent: top notes: spearmint Nanah Morocco; middle notes: Rose de Mai, Moroccan rose absolute, geranium, and orange flower absolute; bottom notes: leather, amber, and honey. After candle has burned completely through, place container under hot water to dissolve remaining wax. The vessel can then serve as a decorative container.

L'Objet Limoges Porcelain

     
L'Objet Haas Lazy Susan Catchall Haas Lukas Soup Monster Tureen Haas Monster Ball Incense Burner
The L'Objet Haas Brothers collection is a meeting of imaginative minds and skilled hands, with designs inspired by the otherworldly landscape of Joshua Tree. Lazy Susan can add whimsy to desk and library decor as a catchall or serve as a playful candy dish. Dimensions: 8"L x 6"W x 4.5"H Set includes: serving bowl and ladle. From the Haas Collection, featuring a family of fun and imaginative creatures. Dimensions: serving bowl 13"L x 8"W x 12"H; ladle 11"L x 3.5"W. Earthenware/24K gold plating From the Haas Collection, featuring a family of fun and imaginative creatures. Unique design allows you to light incense and conceal it under the monster's porcelain torso. As the incense smolders its fragrant smoke is released through the creature's brass horns. Dimensions: 9.5"D x 14"H. Porcelain/brass/24k gold

 

Crocodile Medium Rectangle Tray 0 Leopard Dessert Plates, Set of 4 0 Leopard Medium Tray 0
Crocodile Medium Rectangle Tray Leopard Dessert Plates, Set of 4 Leopard Medium Tray
All L'OBJET collections are made with exceptional materials, and with proper use and care, will last for generations. Hand-painted Limoges porcelain. 12"L x 6"W. The striking bold of the Leopard collection brings a sophisticated energy to any space. Made of Limoges porcelain with hand-gilded 24K gold accents that match the drama of this commanding design. Dessert plates made of Limoges porcelain. 24-karat gold accents. Hand-painted design. Contains lead. Presented in a luxury gift box set of four. Approx. 8"Dia. each. The striking bold of the Leopard collection brings a sophisticated energy to any space. Made of Limoges porcelain with hand-gilded 24K gold accents that match the drama of this commanding design. Tray made of Limoges porcelain. Hand-painted 24-karat gold. Contains lead. Presented in a luxury gift box. Approx. 12"L x 6"W.


Crocodile Desk Tray 0 Crocodile Pen Cup 0 Crocodile Rectangular Box 0
Crocodile Desk Tray Crocodile Pen Cup Crocodile Rectangular Box
Handcrafted Limoges porcelain tray. Hand-applied 14-karat gold. 6"Sq. x 0.5T. Handcrafted pen cup. Limoges porcelain. Accented with hand-applied 14-kt. gold. 2"Dia. x 3"T. Handcrafted Limoges porcelain box. Hand-applied 14-karat gold. 9"W x 4"D x 2"T.


Fortuny Three-Tier Server 0 Fortuny Rectangular Platter 0
Fortuny Three-Tier Server Fortuny Rectangular Platter
The artisans of Venice inspired the design of this three-tiered server. Handcrafted of earthenware with 24k gold detail. Approx. 11"W x 20"T Handcrafted platter. Earthenware with 24-kt. gold embellishment. 8"W x 16"L. Oven and dishwasher safe; do not use lemon detergent.

 

Lito Canape Assorted Plates, Set of 4 0 Tabriz Rectangular Platter 0
Lito Canapé Assorted Plates, Set of 4 Tabriz Rectangular Platter
Set of four assorted plates. Limoges porcelain. Hand painted. Each, 6"Dia. Platter made of earthenware with 14-kt gold accents. Hand wash. 16"L x 8"W.


Haas Mojave Teacup + Saucers, Set of 2 0 Haas Mojave Espresso Cups & Saucers (Set Of 6) 0
Haas Mojave Teacup + Saucers, Set of 2 Haas Mojave Espresso Cups & Saucers (Set Of 6) L'Objet Aegean Dinnerware
Teacup and saucer set is made of porcelain Features 24k gold-plated brass details Comes in gift box These objects are to be cherished. In using them, everyday moments become memorable; the ordinary becomes extraordinary Includes 6 pairs of porcelain espresso cups and saucers Detailed with 24k gold accents Beautifully boxed 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

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 Sailboats Votive
For a dramatic effect, or to create a festive ambiance, delight your dinner guests by replacing traditional candles with a Bernardaud VotiveLight™. For a dramatic effect, or to create a festive ambiance, delight your dinner guests by replacing traditional candles with a Bernardaud VotiveLight™.

 

Bernardaud Amours Votive Bernardaud Orchids Votive Bernardaud New York 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. Bernardaud VotiveLight candles add a warm, decorative glow to any room of the home. 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.

 

Bernardaud Butterflies in Flight Votive Bernardaud Paris 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. 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™.

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