In the late 18th century, miners discovered deposits of kaolin just south of Limoges in west-central France. Limoges craftspeople mixed this clay mineral with quartz and feldspar to create hard-paste porcelain. Recognized for its high-quality standards and expert craftsmanship, Limoges porcelain gradually earned attention and consumer demand. A display at the 1925 Paris International Exhibition of Decorative Art secured Limoges porcelain’s position as one of the finest types in the world. A set of seven Limoges porcelain mugs and a tankard will soon be available with Woody Auction. All six mugs measure 5.5 inches tall with hand-painted fruit accents. The tankard has a blackberry decoration and heavy gold trim. The handle of each piece resembles a dragon.
Also available in this auction is a five-piece children’s tea set featuring Rose O’Neill’s Kewpies. A teapot with matching creamer and sugar dispensers and two sets of cups and saucers are included. Other notable items include a table lamp with a leaded glass shade, two Royal Bayreuth decorative vessels, and more. To view the entire collection and register to bid, visit LiveAuctioneers.
Lot Categories:Collectibles, Decorative Arts (667)
# of Lots:667
Price Range:$50 - $1,500
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Tankard Set Marked Limoges|| Estimate: |
|Table Lamp, Leaded Glass Shade|| Estimate: |
|Child Tea Set, Rose O'Neill Kewpies, Five Piece Set|| Estimate: |
|(2) Royal Bayreuth (Blue Mark) Items|| Estimate: |
|Bon-Bon, Carnival Glass, Persian Medallion by Fenton|| Estimate: |