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19th c. Limoges T&V Tressemanes & Vogt 18" Porcelain Floral Tea Service Tray

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A beautiful very large 18", 19th century Limoges T&V Tressemanes & Vogt Porcelain Floral Tea Service Tray from Limoges France. The vibrant colors of the flowers pop out on the white porcelain. The floral decoration is both transfer and hand painted. There are four large bouquets of flowers and four smaller bouquets that are evenly placed in between the individual flowers.The gilt around the top edge has appropriate wear from age and use, and there are a couple of very minor kiln marks toward the center of the piece.The bottom has the appropriate Burgundy Limoges T&V markings. Limoges T&V Porcelain Earthenware ceramics, called faience, was manufactured in Limoges dating back to the 1730s. Similar to Chinese export porcelain, hard paste porcelain or the material that most of us refer to today as Limoges porcelain, was first established in Limoges in 1771 after the discovery of the necessary ingredient called kaolin in nearby Saint Yrieix la Perche, France. Considered the finest hard paste porcelain in the world and named for the region in which it is made (and not for a specific porcelain maker or manufacturer), Limoges is synonymous with quality, good taste, and beauty in fine ceramics. Hand painted decorations on Limoges porcelains were executed by professional artists working as ceramic artists. Limoges porcelain certainly set the standard with its pristine porcelain body and translucent glaze. (CC: drloriv) Approx. Dimensions: Height: 1" Diameter: 18" Condition: Item is in good age-related condition. Very minor kiln marks in the center of the tray. Wear to top gilt edging due to age & use. Please see all photos for a complete description. All CA Residents must pay CA Sales Tax LOC. S