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Limoges Porcelain

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, Royal Limoges Dinnerware, Philippe Deshoulieres Limoges China, Christofle Limoges Dinnerware, L'Objet Lapis-Look Limoges Porcelain & 24K Gold

Limoges Porcelain Desk Accessories and Giftware

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L'Objet Voyage d'Or Rectangular Box L'Objet  Voyage d'Or Oval Vide Poche L'Objet Voyage d'Or Large Vase
Limoges porcelain. 24-kt. gold and semiprecious cabochon accents. Limoges porcelain. 24-kt. gold accents. Vase made of Limoges porcelain with 24-kt. gold detailing.

 

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L'Objet Perlee Gold Small Vase L'Objet Horse Bookend L'Objet Snake Rectangular Tray
The refined beauty of natural pearls informed this elegant piece from L'Objet. Vivid white Limoges porcelain is accented with hand-painted 24K gold details. Inspired by the ancient Chinese Han dynasty. Handcrafted bookend. Limoges porcelain. Matte finish. Handcrafted tray. Made of Limoges porcelain with 24-kt. gold details. 15"W x 6"D x 1"T.

 

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L'Objet Alchimie Large Gold and Platinum Vase L'Objet  Amphora Incense Holder & The Russe Incense L'Objet Alchimie Large Gold and Platinum Vase
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 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. 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

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 "Bird Cage" Candle L'Objet Elephant Noir 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. Made of Limoges porcelain. Hand-sculpted finial. Hand-gilded 24-kt gold accents. Container made of Limoges porcelain. Hand-sculpted finial. Hand-gilded 24-kt. gold accents. Scent: Vetiver D'Orient.

 

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L'Objet Gold Crocodile Candle L'Objet  10th Anniversary 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. Container made of Limoges porcelain with 24-kt. gold and platinum detailing. Lid adorned with red semiprecious stone. Reminiscent of keepsakes or discoveries found in a cabinet of curiosities, this candle encapsulates fascination and craftsmanship

 

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L'Objet Key & Tassel Candle L'Objet  Lapis Candle L'Objet  Leopard-Design Candleholder & Scented Candle
L'Objet's Key & Tassel candle pot evokes the charming allure of a cabinet of curiosities from around the world. 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

 

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L'Objet  Bibliotheque Gold Candle L'Objet Bois D'Or Candle
Reminiscent of keepsakes or discoveries found in a cabinet of curiosities, this candle encapsulates fascination and craftsmanship. Handcrafted candle. Container plated in 24-kt. gold with teal enamel details. Paraffin-wax, single-wick candle. Scent: bittersweet. Platinum-plated container with midnight-blue enamel details. Paraffin-wax, single-wick candle. Scent: bittersweet.

 

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L'Objet  The Russe Candle - No. 75 L'Objet Mamounia Candle - No. 28 L'Objet  Jasmin d'Inde Candle - No. 6
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. France 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.

L'Objet Lapis-Look Limoges Porcelain & 24K Gold 

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L'Objet Lapis Teacup & Saucer L'Objet Lapis Espresso Cup & Saucer L'Objet  Four Lapis Dessert Plates
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. Dessert plates made of Limoges porcelain. 24-kt. gold details.

 

L'Objet Lapis Dinnerware L'Objet Lapis Espresso Set
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.

Christofle Limoges Dinnerware and Royal Limoges Dinnerware

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

Christofle "Malmaison", Platinum icon Royal Limoges Star Dinnerware icon
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 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

Philippe Deshoulieres Limoges China

Philippe Deshoulieres Limoges china is a French based family company dating back to 1826. Deshoulieres is known for luxury porcelain and dinnerware; beautiful porcelain that moves with the times with taste and nobility. The Deshoulieres philosophy encompasses design with high standards and audacity to accompany you in your most precious moments: formal occasions, weddings or simply to enhance your home everyday in the most beautiful way

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Blending subtle powder blue hues and matte gold, the Arcades collection from Philippe Deshoulieres is designed to evoke the ornate colonnades of Florentine palaces. Peacock blue gives a fresh new look to the historical Philippe Deshoulieres Dhara pattern. Embellished with shiny platinum details, the enchanting motif was adapted from designs that decorated a poetry manuscript by the Persian poet Saadi. Originally painted by Mir-Imad in 1609, the pattern combines elements of Persian and Indian cultures, with thick black lines separating each color as on traditional Middle-Eastern rugs

 

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Philippe Deshoulieres "Dhara" icon Philippe Deshoulieres "Excellence Grey"
Dhara is inspired by the side designs of a poetry manuscript from Saadi. It was painted by Mir-Imad in 1609. Each color is separated from each other by a thin black line just like they do with traditional rugs from India and Middle-East  The Deshoulieres philosophy encompasses design with high standards and audacity to accompany you in your most precious moments: formal occasions, weddings or simply to enhance your home everyday in the most beautiful way.

 

Philippe Deshoulieres "Orleans" icon Philippe Deshoulieres "Trianon" Platinum icon
This exquisite formal collection is made from the finest Limoges porcelain. Adorned with ornate platinum accents and shimmering gold, it adds luxurious style to any table The finest Limoges porcelain and ornate scrollwork in a single polished platinum band add glittering distinction to any elegant table

 

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Philippe Deshoulieres "Orsay", Black & Gold icon Philippe Deshoulieres "Orsay", Powder Blue icon
The Orsay Black/Gold dinnerware collection by Philippe Deshoulieres features a delicate gold pattern set against a deep black background that subtly references Limoges. Inspired by the famous 19th century Parisian train station on the banks of the Seine, this collection is sure to add old world romance to your table setting 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

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