Category Archives: Porcelain

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…
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Pickard Porcelain

Pickard porcelain, produced since 1893 by the Pickard China company in Antioch, Illinois, ranks among the finest china made anywhere in the world. The beautiful porcelain produced by this company is noted for the quality of its production, exceptional painting, unusual strength and brilliant glaze. Like most hand-decorated porcelain dating to the turn of the…
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American Belleek

In 1863, an American company called Ott & Brewer started producing a porcelain similar to Irish Belleek, and they included the word Belleek in their products. Other American companies that included Belleek in their marks were the Willets Manufacturing Company, the Ceramic Art Company - which became Lenox, Morris & Willmore (Columbian Art Pottery Co.),…
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