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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

My First Limoges!! Vintage Thingie Thursday

Dear Thursday,

I love you. Thank you for existing. It is because of you that I can experience Vintage Thingie Thursday---my most favority of all favorite things to do in BlogLand.

Your Friend,
Sarah

So...guess what!!??!! I found a Limoges today. I really have no idea what that means, as you will soon see, but I'm excited anyway!!!
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.

Today 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?

Happy Vintage Thingie Thursday everyone! Hugs and Kisses to anyone who can help me pronounce Limoges. Right now, it sounds kinda like "La Mot Cheese".

19 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the amazing find!

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  2. Limoges is so pretty. You can usually spot if from 50 feet away! Congrats!

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  3. Just lovely! What a unique find! Anne

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  4. Great find! I just simply love it when that happens....sorta like winning a jack pot!! Have great VTT and once again, lucky you...that is a beautiful plate.

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  5. Your dish is beautiful! Thank you for sharing it's history. I didn't know all that information and it makes your find even more precious.
    Lisa~SuburbanRetreat

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  6. A Beautiful Limoges plate and an incredible find at that price! Lucky you!

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  7. GORGEOUS!! I just love your lovely plate :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  8. Finding the first piece of Limoges is always a big deal!

    congrats! Good luck with the prononciation! :)

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  9. I don't know anything about Limoges, but I think your plate is pretty.

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  10. You just never know what something is worth. My problem, I am not up on this priceless stuff or their names. If it is not made in Japan or China I am lost. Sounds like you did very well with this find.

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  11. What a terrific find! And oh so pretty. Congratulations.

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  12. Congratulations on your find, it is just gorgeous!

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  13. Great find! I found a little pitcher for $5. that is from 1943 From Japan Come by and have a look. Have a blessed day. Debbie

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  14. Great find. Now your collection begins!!!! Happy VTT
    Ann

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  15. Yeah! Great find! I have a weakness for china with pink roses and Limoges on top of it - WAHOO!

    Happy VTT,
    Sally

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  16. Hello Sarah!!
    WoW!!! That plate is a score!!!! Limoges is pronounced
    limb ohzh.......some people say
    lee mohzh. Does that help?
    Congratulations on finding such a beautiful plate!! Treasure it for always!!
    Warm hugs, Laura

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  17. It's a beautiful piece!! I agree, VTT is one of my favorite places on the blogs!

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  18. Wow, what a great find! And thanks for the tutorial on Limoges. Good to know.

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