Informative in addition to inspirational, this book is for all who love collecting in addition to displaying fine Limoges porcelain. It covers the history of Limoges porcelain, more than a few Limoges blanks and their intended uses, the difference between antique French Limoges and American Limoges, and learn how to recognize reproductions. It is usually a dream-come-true for each collector or designer who has felt daunted by the task of incorporating fine Limoges porcelain into the decor of a home! The creator demonstrates learn how to use elegant pieces of Limoges all the way through all rooms and areas: the entryway and living room feature massive pieces of Limoges used as art; the dining room is perfect for a table set with Limoges dinnerware; walls in the kitchen, bedroom, bath, and even laundry room display a choice of Limoges chargers, plaques, and paintings; a porch or patio serves as a tea room for Limoges tea, coffee, and chocolate pots. A special section could also be devoted to stunning examples of Limoges hand painted buttons, brooches, and stickpins. Current values, information on researching Limoges, a list of artists and their signatures, and a comprehensive marks section are all provided.A unique presentation of the subject which I know collectors will enjoy, states noted creator Mary Frank Gaston. This book might be treasured by all who love fine antiques and design.
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