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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: Limoges Porcelain Desk Accessories and Giftware, L'Objet Candles in Limoges Porcelain, L'Objet Limoges Porcelain, Limoges Dinnerware and Serveware

Limoges Porcelain Desk Accessories and Giftware

L'Objet Ionic Five-Piece Porcelain Box and Plate Set L'Objet Teo Textured Vase - Black Gold L'Objet Fortuny Piumette Condiment Dish
From the Ionic Collection. Inspired by the Ionic order of classical architecture, this porcelain collection offers functional and minimal designs for a chic coffee and dessert service. Set includes: One ionic box and four plates From the Teo Collection. Inspired by the design and craft traditions of the Yucatan Peninsula, Teo is crafted from fine earthenware, with select pieces featuring hand-painted antiqued gold details Inspired by the work of legendary fashion and textile designer Mariano Fortuny, this rich collection with hand-applied 24k gold also gives a nod to the patterns of the ancient world, including the palm motif, and to the rich tapestry of techniques that have been handed down for centuries.

 

Marc Chagall Coupe Plate, Set of 6 L'Objet Lapis Vase, Large Bernardaud Marc Chagall Coupe Plate, Set of 6
In 1959, renowned artist Marc Chagall collaborated with master glassmakers to create twelve stunning stained-glass windows for the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem. In partnership with the artist, Bernardaud interprets the original designs—representing the twelve tribes of Israel—in rich color on fine porcelain dishes Dramatic blue and gleaming 24K gold give L'Objet's Lapis collection eye-catching opulence. In 1959, renowned artist Marc Chagall collaborated with master glassmakers to create twelve stunning stained-glass windows for the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem. In partnership with the artist, Bernardaud interprets the original designs—representing the twelve tribes of Israel—in rich color on fine porcelain dishes.

 

NMF17_H8JA0 Crocodile Medium Rectangle Tray Crocodile Round Box
L'Objet Crocodile-Embossed Dice Decorative Box L'Objet Crocodile Medium Rectangle Tray L'Objet Crocodile Round Box
Limoges porcelain box. 24-kt. gold accents. All L'OBJET collections are made with exceptional materials, and with proper use and care, will last for generations. Handcrafted round box. Hand-applied 14-karat gold. Limoges porcelain.

 

Bernardaud Lampion Led Gold Diamond Light Bernardaud Lampias Led Silver Zinnias Light Bernardaud Lampias Led Black Zinnias Light
Diffuses soft light through porcelain dome. Touch turn-on, three levels of light intensity. 40 hours of soft light, 7 hours of strong light. 6 hour recharge time. Porcelain. Made in France Diffuses soft light through porcelain dome. Touch turn-on, three levels of light intensity. 40 hours of soft light, 7 hours of strong light. 6 hour recharge time. Porcelain. Made in France Diffuses soft light through porcelain dome. Touch turn-on, three levels of light intensity. 40 hours of soft light, 7 hours of strong light. 6 hour recharge time. Porcelain. Made in France

 

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L'Objet Alchimie 24K Gold Coupe Bowl L'Objet Amphora Incense Holder & The Russe Incense
A classic masterpiece form the Alchimie collection, this antique looking earthenware bowl features subtle speckled patterns and comes with a 24K gold finish. Incense and holder sold separately. Incense holder made of Limoges porcelain and brass. Made in Portugal. Incense stick smolders for approximately 25 minutes; aroma lingers for several hours. 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.


   
Bernardaud Rome Votive Bernardaud Monet's Garden Votive Bernardaud Chateaux of the Loire Votive
4"W x 2.75"H. Porcelain 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. Bernardaud Chateaux of the Loire Votive. 4"W x 2.75"H. Porcelain

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.

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L'Objet Gold Crocodile Candle L'Objet Malachite Candle L'Objet Cinnabar Candle
Candle in celebratory fragrance is encased in a vessel with the texture of crocodile skin. A pleasure to share during those special occasions or to present as a gift. Container handcrafted of fine black Limoges porcelain with 14-kt. gold-plated accents. Delicate Limoges porcelain is detailed with 24K gold to create this sculptural L'Objet candlepot. Reminiscent of keepsakes or discoveries found in a cabinet of curiosities, this candle encapsulates fascination and craftsmanship

 

Black Spider Candle NMS15_H7MHQ NMS15_H598L
L'Objet Black Spider Candle L'Objet Lapis Candle L'Objet Leopard-Design Candleholder & Scented Candle
Hand-painted candle. Crystal spider on lid. Limoges porcelain. Handcrafted of Limoges porcelain. Hand-painted finish with 24-kt. gold accents. Lid adorned with semiprecious stone. The scented candle exudes an alluring scent, while the leopard-pattern jar and golden feline add animal ambiance

 

NMS15_H79GF NMF17_H79GE Key/Tassel Candle
L'Objet Bibliotheque Gold Candle L'Objet Elephant Noir Candle L'Objet Key/Tassel Candle
Reminiscent of keepsakes or discoveries found in a cabinet of curiosities, this candle encapsulates fascination and craftsmanship. Container made of Limoges porcelain. Hand-sculpted finial. Hand-gilded 24-kt. gold accents. Scent: Vetiver D'Orient. Hand-painted candle. Limoges porcelain.

 

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L'Objet Birdcage Candle L'Objet 10th Anniversary Candle L'Objet Turtle Candle
Delicate Limoges porcelain is detailed with 24K gold to create this sculptural L'Objet candlepot. Container made of Limoges porcelain with 24-kt. gold and platinum detailing. Lid adorned with red semiprecious stone. L'Objet's naturalistic handcrafted turtle candle evokes the enchanted feel of a cabinet of curiosities.

 

NMF16_H829C NMF16_H829A Lito Candle Bleu
L'Objet The Russe Candle - No. 75 L'Objet Jasmin d'Inde Candle - No. 6 Lito Candle Bleu
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: 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. Candle with lid. Limoges porcelain. Hand painted.

L'Objet Limoges Porcelain

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

 

Lito Canape Assorted Plates, Set of 4
Lito Canapé Assorted Plates, Set of 4 L'Objet Lapis Dinnerware L'Objet Lapis Espresso Set
Set of four assorted plates. Limoges porcelain. Hand painted. Dramatic blue and gleaming 24K gold give L'Objet’s Lapis collection eye-catching opulence. Dramatic blue and gleaming 24K gold give L'Objet’s Lapis collection eye-catching opulence.

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
Hermes Mosaique au 24 Platinum Dinnerware JL Coquet "Hemisphere" White JL Coquet Hemisphere Dinnerware, Gold
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. Dozens of delicate rings lend subtle texture to vivid 24K gold-and-white dinnerware from JL Coquet. Hand-sculpted matte exteriors are softly contrasted by glossy glazed interiors. Made in France

 

Royal Limoges Star Dinnerware icon Royal Limoges Star Dinnerware icon
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 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

 

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

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