Limoges Porcelain

Limoges porcelain derives its name from the French town of Limoges, which began constructing manufacturing facilities with wood burning kilns for the production of fine porcelain in 1771. To this day, the name of the city of Limoges remains closely associated with the high quality porcelain products manufactured by those early companies.

Hand painted Limoges porcelain collectors search for pieces produced by factory approved hired artists as well as other professional and unprofessional artists, both in Europe and in the United States, between the late 1700s and 1930s. Haviland is one of the most popular manufacturers of Limoges found within the United States.

When looking for hand painted Limoges porcelains, collectors search for artistically appealing pieces in excellent condition. Of special importance to collectors is a particular artist, a theme (such as roses or berries), a color scheme, a particular mold or a particular Limoges manufacturer.

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