MB Limoges - Art Deco Hand Painted Porcelain Inkwell With Bird Design
MB Limoges is Merigot et Boisseuil
Extremely fresh and rare Art Deco inkwell in yellow Limoges porcelain. This French porcelain is France around 1930
The inkwell is hand-painted with a bird design surrounded by clouds from the "MB" factory in Limoges. The MB. Brand is shown on the underside. The inkwell consists of 2 pieces which are all in good condition - no chips, no restorations, no hairline cracks
The pot is 8cm in diameter and 6.5cm tall.
Marco Polo was credited with the discovery of the ceramic substance called "Porcelain" during his famous voyage to China. China was the only means of import for porcelain until the end of the 17th century. In the early 18th century Marquise de Pompadour began importing from china and manufacturing porcelain in France. 'Manufacture De Sevres' began near Paris and became the largest porcelain distributor in Europe.
Originally the white substance used to make the fine porcelain referred to as Limoges was discovered by a chemist's wife in 1765 in hopes of being used as a soap. In St. Yrieixin a town near Limoges France the substance was identified as a pure form of Kaolin. The soil of the area surrounding Limoges is rich in deposits of kaolin and feldspar, the essential ingredients for hard paste porcelain.
In 1771 Limoges, one of the oldest towns in the French kingdom rapidly began constructing manufacturing facilities with wood burning kilns for the production of fine porcelain.
The name of the city of Limoges has become synonymous with the high quality porcelain products manufactured by those early companies.
The hand painting and decorating of Limoges porcelains was done by factory approved hired artists as well as other professional and unprofessional artists.
The porcelain was used to create useful pieces and tableware such as plates, bowls, trays & pitchers. Pieces for entertaining guests, such as punch bowls, finial handled trays for treats, and tea sets. In addition fancy decorative pieces were produced such as dresser sets, plaques & vases.
When looking for hand painted Limoges porcelains, collectors concern themselves with artistically pleasing pieces in very good condition. Collections can be: works from a particular artist, a theme (such as roses or berries), a color scheme, miniatures, a particular mold or a particular Limoges manufacturer.
- Art Deco handbemaltes Porzellan-Tintenfass mit Vogel-Design
- Designer/ Künstler
- MB Limoges
- Hersteller/ Marke
- Geschätzter Zeitraum
- 1930er Jahre
- Guter Zustand - gebraucht, mit geringfügigen Altersspuren & Mängeln
- 6.5×8×8 cm