FM LImoges France gold trimmed hand painted ashtray $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! FM Limoges France gold trimmed hand painted ashtray. Beautiful FM Limoges France porcelain ashtray with hand painted scene of a seated lady serenaded by a gentleman with guitar (Maybe). Gold trimmed everywhere this pure white porcelain could make anyone stop smoking!. Marked "Saint Piette-Et-Miquelor" on the front. On the back is " Porcelaine Artistique FM LImoges France Label De Qualite". Very delicate looking piece.
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1907 Limoges flowered plate $12.99
Click Here for Product Details! Very nice plate made by Limoges in 1907, this one features lovely painting of flowers on a stem using a secondary glaze to lift the white baby’s breath from the surface. It has a gold trim around the entire rim which is shaped in a roccoco style.
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CH Field Havilland Limoges plate with delicate floral border. $5.99
Click Here for Product Details! CH Field Havilland Limoges plate with delicate floral border. Early 1900’s
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Carry Hawkins designed Limoges cup and saucer $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! Carry Hawkins designed Limoges cup and saucer. Nice set with an opalescent saucer and bottom of cup. Hand painted geometric design around rim of cup. One of those blank Limoges china pieces which people decorated themselves and were not mass produced.
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CH Field Havilland Limoges serving tray/platter $15
Click Here for Product Details! CH Field Havilland Limoges serving tray/platter. Simple, yet elegant this small tray has a very nice gold trimmed border surrounding the diamond pattern and vine motif. Marked with a red double life saver mark and "CH Field Havilland Limoges" "Toronto Winninpeg" stamp. A bit of the gold is worn off on rim.
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Adeline Porcellana ’Bacchus’ boxed cake plate with server $25.00
Click Here for Product Details! Adeline Porcellana ’Bacchus’ boxed cake plate with server. Beautiful ’Bacchus’ themed large 10 3/4" cake server with matching spatula both in original presentation box. No information on this company but probably Italian. The ’Bacchus’ decoration is identical to the Limoges ’Bacchus’ dish we have on sale on the ’Limoges’ page.
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Limoges ’Lovers’ plate designed by S. Marino $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! Limoges ’Lovers’ plate designed by S. Marino. Beautiful plate from Limoges France. Stamped I. Brodinger and hand painted by S. Marino. Slightly over 7 1/4" in diameter.
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Limoges France A. Lanternier gorgeous flowered plate or bowl $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! Limoges France A. Lanternier gorgeous flowered plate or bowl. Beautifully decorated with a gold rim, scalloped edges and stunning flower design.
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We have a number of Limoges plates

featuring Paris landmarks by

artist Louis Dali

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       Many people think that Limoges is the name of a company but this is not true. The name Limoges can be used on any piece that is made with the kaolin clay and designated as hard-paste porcelain produced by factories around the city of Limoges, France from the late 1700s until around 1930. In fact, this is the only French law there is regarding markings on the porcelain pieces, anything else can be put on a piece. Unfortunately, this can make it difficult for a collector to identify the different pieces or manufacturers. Production did not cease in 1930, however. This arbitrary cut off date simply denotes a change in the global economy when the styles of Limoges wares notably changed from very elaborate to more basic in design.
      At one point in the 1920s as many as 48 companies were producing wares marked Limoges, according to ceramics expert Mary Frank Gaston in The Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges. These pieces weren't only marked Limoges denoting their origin, however. Many pieces had factory marks and even marks showing who decorated each piece.
     It's important to understand, however, that the factories operating in the Limoges region primarily produced elaborately molded white wares. These undecorated pieces, also known as "blanks," were taken to decorating studios away from the factory or exported without decoration. The blanks exported to American soil often ended up in the hands of eager china painting students, with this being a popular hobby for ladies during the 

 

           Valuing Limoges
                      Is the decor top-notch in terms of quality?
                     Does it have finely detailed hand painting?
Is it signed by the artist?     
    Is it decorated with transfers?
     Naturally, with some of the Limoges pieces being decorated by amateurs, collectors sometimes notice a variation in the quality of the décor. When valuing Limoges pieces, this should be taken into consideration. High quality hand painting holds more value than the work of an unskilled porcelain painter. And if a skillfully decorated piece is signed by the artist, it can be worth even more.
      Some pieces of Limoges porcelain were decorated with transfers as well. These transfers were decals of sorts that mimicked hand decorating and were often combined with techniques executed by hand. Even a beautifully transferred piece will hold more value than a poorly executed hand-decorated item. Generally, however, collectors prefer hand decorated pieces and will pay premium prices to procure a nice exampl

      Limoges in America
     The Limoges porcelain found most often by collectors in antique malls and shops these days largely represents the American version of early Limoges, with Haviland being a prominent name. In fact, status-conscious brides often chose Haviland dinnerware sets as their wedding china in the late Victorian period, according to Gaston (The Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges). Clever marketers for the Haviland company did research in the U.S. noting the popular designs, colors and types of tableware used in this country, which differed greatly from European preferences. From the mid-19th century to the beginning of the Great Depression, Americans extensively used Haviland Limoges dinnerware on well-set tables. This accounts for so many sets that have been passed down from grandmothers and great-grandmothers to their lucky families.

                         Collecting Limoges
     Some porcelain collectors solely concentrate on Haviland products and largely ignore other Limoges company names. Others focus on a broader range of Limoges items from a variety of manufacturers. They move away from the quaint dinnerware toward decorative accessories such as vases, trays and tankards generally featuring more vivid coloration and an abundance of decorative gold trim.
   Although Limoges pieces have remained popular with collectors for many years, there are few reproductions on the market. So if being victimized by fake antiques generally worries you, consider Limoges as a collecting choice. Once you begin to notice this attractive porcelain with timeless elegance, and pick up a few pieces to enjoy in your own home, you'll have an investment quality collection in no time. Or, consider a beautiful Limoges piece as a gift idea for an antique lover and you really can't go wrong.

 


 

 

Limoges France painted scenery plate with two women on a seat being admired by a pipe smoking man $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! Limoges France painted scenery plate with two women on a seat being admired by a pipe smoking man in leggings and red vest. The dress appears to be old Slavic in design and the scene is signed "Bald" or Baldy" in script. The plate is 9 1/4" in diameter with gold trim around the scalloped rim. The mark is a green curved Limoges over France and appears to be an older mark.
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Limoges France gold decorated compote on a pedestal $15.99
Click Here for Product Details! Limoges France gold decorated compote on a pedestal. Elegant compote of pure white porcelain with gold decoration and flowers. Heavy small base and pedestal were attached with a glue or epoxy and can easily be reattached. If you wish I can do it for you.
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Limoges France red sided pill container with lid $12.99
Click Here for Product Details! Limoges France red sided pill container with lid. Great looking little pill container with lid has red sides and flower decorated top.
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CH Field Haviland Limoges gorgeous serving tray or platter $20
Click Here for Product Details! CH Field Haviland Limoges gorgeous serving tray or platter. Beautiful crennelated upturned rim trimmed with gold, two small handles at each side, embossed flowers inside colored light pink and sprays of green foliage all make this a stand out!
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Tipo Limoges plates set of 5 $9.99
Click Here for Product Details! Tipo Limoges plates set of 5. A very decorative set of small plates these can be used for coasters or whatever, They have a "Decor Artig CA Tipo Limoges" mark on the bottom.
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T Limoges stunning ’Bacchus’ tray or bowl $25.00
Click Here for Product Details! T Limoges stunning ’Bacchus’ tray or bowl. Amazing quality in this T Limoges tray. Featuring the classical gold portrait of ’Bacchus’ the God of Wine in the center framed in gold then white porcelain with pierced diamond shaped openings and the entire rim done in gold textured finish. Measures 9 1/4" by 7 1/2" We also have a gift set with this design made by Adeline Porcellana Fine. (See ’Large Plates page 1’)
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Limoges Elite Works platter or tray $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! Limoges Elite Works platter or tray. Beautiful vintage tray from Limoges France Elite Works. Scalloped rim is gold trimmed and features draped garlands with small pink and green flowers. About 12" long by 9" wide.
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Limoges France Frangonard signed gorgeous plate with a courting couple scene $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! Limoges France Frangonard signed gorgeous plate with a courting couple scene. Almost 9 1/4" in diameter this plate has a lush red border decorated with gold filligree design surrounding a center with a medieval scene of a courting couple.
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.....SOLD.....Matched pair of T. Limoges Vases with signed image $19.99
Click Here for Product Details! Matched pair of T. Limoges Vases with signed image. Terrific combination for a fireplace or shelves that need to be balanced. Nicely shaped vases are highlighted with gold trim and small gold outlined flowers. On the front is a beautiful signed image of a medieval pair of lovers signed "Fragonaro".
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