There is a legendary fine porcelain French house that is considered one of the most famous in the world. It is the Royal Limoges, founded at the end of the 18th century in the city of Limoges, southwest of Paris.
Near this city, there are deposits of kaolin, very pure white clay, perfect for the manufacture of porcelain. The Limoges factory has a secret master formula where the main ingredient is this mineral. From this paste, incredible pieces for unique and exclusive tableware are created. In addition, the design of the pieces and the decoration turns them into a whole work of art. The porcelain of this factory is classified as one of the best along with that from China.
The delicacy of Limoges tableware
In short, all the details of the porcelain have been and are elegant, worthy of the best art of the table. Throughout 200 years of history, the Royal Factory has existed many styles and designs, but they are always regal and elegant. They emphasize wonderful vintage collections that date from the end of the 19th century that only a few privileged people keep or can obtain them.
The elegant and sophisticated designs
The tones that were used then are soft and delicate. The polychrome decoration is usually in soft, yellow and green mallows that represent nature’s motifs. Thus, we often see flowers such as orchids, roses or lilies in delicate artistic compositions of the time. Some of the preserved dishes can be topped with touches of gold that give an aristocratic and exclusive air.
The true value of this porcelain is its tradition and reputation that has been preserved intact through the years. All Limoges pieces will go with a stamp of the house, indicating the age of the piece.