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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

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 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 Lapis Candle L'Objet Malachite 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.


   
L'Objet #69 Oh Mon Dieu Candle L'Objet Mamounia Candle
Hand-blended and hand-poured scent created from natural oils and essences. Inspired by Paris in the Sixties, these incense sticks feature a glamorous fragrance of cognac, lipstick, incense, leather, and caramel 3.5"W x "H. Limoges porcelain/24k gold/paraffin wax/brass. 80-90 hour burn time


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

L'Objet Limoges Porcelain

 
L'Objet Aegean Rectangular Platter, 15.5 L'Objet Alchimie Large Gold and Platinum Vase 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 Bring an eye-catching touch to the table with this lustrous vase. A modern interpretation of Venice's timeless mélange of textures, color, and light, the Alchemie de Venise collection is beautifully crafted from earthenware, then highlighted by a striking platinum or 24K gold finish. 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


 
L'Objet Corde White Platter
14"L x 7"W. Limoges porcelain. Dishwasher and microwave safe

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