Remember our number 1 rule about collecting? It's not to chase after the value or to strategize your retirement savings fund around your collection.. it really is that you collect what you love. For us, Limoges porcelain fits the bill in more ways than one!
Limoges porcelain is a hard paste porcelain that is produced in the city of Limoges, France. Limoges manufacturing began in the late 18th century and maintained the position it established in the 19th century as the premier manufacturing city or porcelain in France.
French porcelain is hand made and hand painted. It often contains brushed gold detailing and really is a magnificent piece of craftsmanship. The piece we're sharing with you here contains a delicate rose vine motif across the entire piece.
Adding to the value and authenticity of this piece - it is both dated and signed by the artist. Our rose bowl was created in 1910 and truly has been a treasure enjoyed by generations.
The second treasured piece of this collection was found in an antique store in England. Despite the similarities to the Limoges bowl featured first - the unique features of this serving dish are to be admired. From the fine gold brushed handles to the soft petal pink roses, there isn't much not to love here!
Now this is a true and true FIND of our Limoges collection! Believe it or not, this burgendy and gold jewelry dish was found on a side street in Paris where there was a charming flea market. In fact, there were merely two people circling around the overflowing table of treasures and we went back and forth on the sale price for this piece. It was perfectly authentic and everything we love about antiquing - and collecting! Unlike the first two pieces features, this one portrays two figures in a nature setting and has a much more traditional detailing as a border.
Nonetheless, we believe that collections should have depth and variety. They should continue to grow and evolve the way in which your taste does. It's also perfectly fine to fall in love with pieces and then move on from them.. collect what you love - you can never go wrong that way!