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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, Maison Francis Kurkdjian Candles

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 Crocodile Candle L'Objet Elephant Noir 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 Lapis Candle L'Objet Key & Tassel Candle L'Objet Malachite Candle
Delicate Limoges porcelain is detailed with 24K gold to create this sculptural L'Objet candlepot. L'Objet's Key & Tassel candlepot evokes the charming allure of a cabinet of curiosities from around the world. 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

Maison Francis Kurkdjian Candles

The Maison Francis Kurkdjian collection is sketched like a fragrance wardrobe, with myriad of facets of emotions. Designed in the tradition of luxury French perfumery, it advocates nevertheless a contemporary vision of the art of creating and wearing perfume. Maison Francis Kurkdjian's unique personality is fostered by the creative power of a man who has a taste for precision. Recognized as one of the world's most celebrated perfumers, Francis Kurkdjian imagined a fragrance territory of a free, sensual and delicate perfectionism. The Maison is guided by enchanting yet precise codes: purity, sophistication, timelessness and the boldness of a classicism reinvented. Exceptional know-how come together and echo off each other. They are continually writing a number of sensory adventures, in which perfume is, naturally, the hero.

Au 17 Scented Candle, 9.8 oz./ 280 g Les Tamaris Scented Candle, 9.8 oz./ 280 g Anouche Scented Candle, 9.8 oz./ 280 g
Au 17 Scented Candle, 9.8 oz./ 280 g Les Tamaris Scented Candle, 9.8 oz./ 280 g Anouche Scented Candle, 9.8 oz./ 280 g
I love Paris, its magic and free-spirited vibes. "Au 17" is my nest in the City of Light. Its cozy, eclectic atmosphere witnesses intimate dinners, lively soirées and tender morning-afters. They unfold in the warm glow of this candle that evokes the mingled aromas of an open fire and Japanese incense."– Francis Kurkdjian Notes: A blend of Japanese incense and firewood. Made out of porcelaine from Limoges. "Les Tamaris is my little corner of paradise on the Atlantic coast of France, between Bordeaux and La Rochelle. It's a family home in the heart of nature, where the only sounds are the chirping of crickets and the crackling of the parasol pines. Like a summer breeze, this candle carries the scent of the everlastings and acacias that grow along the footpaths leading down to the sea."– Francis Kurkdjian Notes: Everlasting, broom and acacias. A deep warm solar flower with undertones of smoked coffee and a touch of spices. Made out of porcelaine from Limoges. "Anouche rekindles the pleasures of the small apartment where I lived for a few years with my maternal grandparents, not far from the Vincennes castle, in the neighborhood of Paris. This candle captures the unforgettable memory of rose petal jam, one of my grandmother's secret recipes."– Francis Kurkdjian Notes: A smell of rose and plum jam. Made out of porcelaine from Limoges.

 

Rue Des Groseilliers Scented Candle, 9.8 oz./ 280 g
Rue Des Groseilliers Scented Candle, 9.8 oz./ 280 g
"The Rue des Groseilliers is the street where I grew up about twelve miles from Paris. My family home was bordered by a small vegetable garden where every summer, bright red berries delighted both young and old with their sweet savors. Today these flavors unfold in this scented candle that conveys the essence of my childhood memories."– Francis Kurkdjian Notes:Bright and juicy red berries blended with blackcurrant and strawberries. Made out of porcelaine from Limoges.

L'Objet Limoges Porcelain

     
L'Objet Haas Malibu Monster Vessel L'Objet Haas Lynda Box & 4 Mini Plates - Limited Edition of 500 L'Objet Haas Lynda Box & 4 Mini Plates - Limited Edition of 500
Inspired by the otherworldly landscape of Joshua Tree, Los Angeles-based artists Simon and Nikolai Haas worked in close collaboration with the master craftsmen at L'Objet to create a collection that spans tableware and home decor. Set includes: Lynda box and four mini plates. Defined by its delightful surrealism, the box's imaginative sculpted shape pushes design to its limits to create an unforgettable serving ceremony. Dimensions: 5.5"D x 6.5"H. Lift the lid to reveal the stacked mini plates. Limited edition of 500. Made in Portugal Set includes: Lynda box and four mini plates. Defined by its delightful surrealism, the box's imaginative sculpted shape pushes design to its limits to create an unforgettable serving ceremony. Dimensions: 5.5"D x 6.5"H. Lift the lid to reveal the stacked mini plates. Limited edition of 500. Made in Portugal


     
L'Objet Haas Malibu Monster Box & Plates, Set of 4 L'Objet Haas Djuna Coffee + Tea Pot L'Objet Haas Lynda Box & 4 Mini Plates - Limited Edition of 500
Set includes: Malibu Monster box and four plates. Defined by its delightful surrealism, the box's imaginative sculpted shape pushes design to its limits to create an unforgettable serving ceremony. Dimensions: 5.5"D x 6.5"H Lift the lid to reveal the stacked plates. Porcelain; 24K gold-plate Defined by its delightful surrealism, the imaginative sculpted shape pushes design to its limits to create a fantasy-filled serving ceremony. Dimensions: 7"L x 4.5"W x 12"H Capacity: 48 oz. Lidded. Porcelain; 24K gold-plate Set includes: one box and four mini plates. Defined by its delightful surrealism, the box's imaginative sculpted shape pushes design to its limits to create an unforgettable serving ceremony. Dimensions: 5.5"D x 6.5"H Lift the lid to reveal the stacked mini plates Limited edition of 500.  Porcelain; 24K gold-plate

 

  Lito Canape Assorted Plates, Set of 4  
L'Objet Haas Monster Ball Incense Burner Lito Canapé Assorted Plates, Set of 4 L'Objet Corde White Platter
Defined by its delightful surrealism, this vessel's deeply sculpted shape pushes porcelain to its limits, creating a design that is both sophisticated and wild. Dimensions: 9.5" diameter x 11"H. 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. Set of four assorted plates. Limoges porcelain. Hand painted. 14"L x 7"W. Limoges porcelain. Dishwasher and microwave safe

 

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

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