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French Limoges Embellished White Porcelain Vase Circa 1918. I will never forget the day I discovered this treasure, having listened to my Family's motto at a tender age, "You can never be too rich, too thin or have too much Limoges".

A smile came over my face and I just laughing when I found this treasure. Sitting in the back of our station wagon listening to my Mother and Aunt all those many moons ago, I did not know what they meant, but after all these years, I am proud to say...I get It!

Limoges has become the generic name of hard paste porcelain that was produced during the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries in the many factories in Limoges, France. Limoges is 250 miles southwest of Paris in the Vienne Valley.

There are three distinctive characteristics why Limoges is considered the finest hard paste porcelain in the world. Limoges is made from all natural ingredients: feldspar, quartz and kaolin. During the intense firring process it forms a glaze that can not be penetrated and makes Limoges porcelain an exquisite form of translucent pottery. The glaze on an antique piece of Limoges over a hundred years old will show no signs of crackling or crazing, the piece will look as beautiful as the day it was produced.

This region of France was a mecca to the most prestigious and skilled artisans in the world along with the French flair for design and artistic style set a standard for all Europeans and Americans to emulate. These artisans created masterpieces out of decorative pieces of art to essential objects used for daily living.

The Wall Street Journal suggested during this uncertain economic time, good sound investments would be Oriental Rugs and French Limoges.

This vase measures 6 1/2" tall, there are 2 1/4" at the opening and the base is 2 1/4" in diameter. There is an 11" circumference measurement taken right under the middle silver rim on the vase.
The bottom of the vase is marked with a French Limoges back stamp, researched and dated to 1920, the number of the design and a French sterling mark in a light red square marking. Under the second rim engraved on the silver are the words,"Sterling", I only discovered that marking when I was inspired to polish the silver scroll work with silver polish. There are no chips, cracks in this piece, it is perfect in my eyes, what a treasure this is!

The design and embellishments of the vase are Neo Classic, which is a European Style that was mostly influenced by ancient Rome and Greece.The shape of the vase is an urn. The swags, garland and bows can be traced back to Roman and Greece antiquities.

My motivation in selling this piece is to find the perfect home a for this treasure. It can go to a home of a collector or if this is your first piece of French Limoges, OMG you hit the jackpot!

Dr. Who decided to give this to Lady Mary and Matthew of Downton Abbey fame for a wedding present. We will all have to tune into Season 3 to see Dr. Who's gift sitting on a mantle.

Until then, let your eyes have a feast!

The Doctor called, looks great on the mantle!




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Vintage French Limoges Sterling Silver Scrollwork Embellished White Porcelain Vase Circa 1918

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1910s
  • Materials: feldspar, quartz, kaolin, sterling silver
  • Feedback: 193 reviews
  • Only ships within United States.
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