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Friday, September 17, 2010

Beautiful Limoges Plate! Pink Saturday


Welcome to Pink Saturday! Please join me in visiting Beverly's blog for more pink-themed posts!


I was so excited earlier this week to find this beautiful Limoges plate at a local antique store. I didn't really know what it meant to own a "Limoges" item, but remembered the name from reading other blogs so thought I should pick it up! Ha!

So I totally feel like I've arrived with all of my Shabby Chic blogging friends now that I've got this gorgeous plate! I've been reading about and viewing all these beautiful pictures of porcelain "stuff" from Limoges, France on everyone's blogs, and have really not known what that even means or why it's significant.

On Wednesday, my daughter and I were out hunting and gathering (for antiques, that is) and we came across this gorgeous plate with a tag that said "Limoges". That's significant, I said to myself! So I bought it. It was $7.95.

When I got home, I looked it up online and learned that Limoges is a city in west central France that is known for it's porcelain, as well as for other really great stuff like oak barrels. When a piece is marked Limoges, that means it was made there but could have been made by any one of numerous manufacturers in the area.

Turns out my piece was made by Tressemanes & Vogt sometime between 1907-1919. This happens to be my favorite time period at the moment, The Edwardian Era. Woot! Lucky Me!
My piece is hand-painted and signed by the artist. I've seen ones like it online tonight selling for anywhere between $40-$175. Mine is, of course, in the higher appraisal bracket so shall we start the bidding at, say, priceless?


10 comments:

  1. Well it certainly is something to be excited about...it is lovely!

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  2. Happy Pink Saturday. Your plate is a fabulous find. Very pretty. Have a great weekend.
    Lisa@SuburbanRetreat

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  3. I just love your plate, it's absolutely gorgeous!!! Happy Pink Saturday... Blessings~~~ Daphne

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  4. your plate is just stunning. There is nothing prettier than hand painted porcelain. I just recently found a porcelain tea trivet with hand painted roses on it. It's gorgeous. If I find chipped ones I buy those too and use them under plants. So much prettier than a clay base. Happy Pink Saturday. Oh...Limoges is just two syllables. :)

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  5. Love it. Priceless you say? Hope you are having a great week.

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  6. I love the plate. You did good. I know you will enjoy it for years. Doylene

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  7. Beautiful pate! I bet whoever was selling that at the antique store would kick themselves if they knew they "gave away" an expsensive plate likt that. I'd be thrilled to know I got someething so pretty and also valuable, just like you are.

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  8. Happy Pink Saturday, thanks for visiting my blog. Lucky you to find that great plate.

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  9. What a gorgeous plate - I love the flowers. It is definitely a delightful addition to your home decor accessories and accents and makes for a perfect Pink Saturday :)

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