Thursday, February 9, 2017

Throwback Thursday

Limoges porcelain designates hard-paste porcelain produced by factories near the city of LimogesFrance beginning in the late 18th century, but does not refer to a particular manufacturer.

The McKinley Tariff Law went into effect in 1891 and all imported goods after that time were required to be marked with the name of the country of origin. All Limoges items lacking the word “France” were manufactured before 1891.

One very simple mark was used by the Latrille Freres factory that was set up in an former abbey; it is a simple star surrounded by the words “Limoges France.”

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