Dating limoges porcelin

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The Second World War was of great influence on Limoges porcelain.

Porcelain manufacturers decided to renew their production.

The piece de resistance, a rise grain service presented at a world exhibition, was realised after a design of the renowned Parisian artist Albert Dammousse.

The technique used consisted of hollowing out the porcelain, after which the holes were filled with translucent enamel.

From the beginning of the production until the present day the forms and decorations of porcelain evolved together with artistic styles.

It can be said that porcelain's viability is guaranteed as a result of a mutual stimulation between artists and manufacturers.

From 1830 the production developed, under the influence of Parisian artists such as bronze workers Aaron and Valin, more towards decorative arts. The world exhibitions stimulated competition and development for the factory.

That is why, as of 1851, the objects were marked, so that they could be recognized by the thousands of visitors of the exhibitions.

Some factories of name characterise this period, particularly those of Baignol, Pierre Tharaud, François Alluaud and of the Comte de Bonneval.

Many factories worked together with artists of note like Lalique, Dufy and Sandoz.

Some of the services produced have very architectonic forms, close to cubism.

Thanks to its American offices, Haviland opened up the market for Limoges porcelain on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean.

Besides the famous white porcelain, Limoges developed the technique of Grand Feu (baking at a very high temperature), which makes it possible to obtain elegant and subtle colours.

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