White porcelain tureen with gilt decoration by Haviland & Co Limoges, early 20th century

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We would like to inform you that the object, described below, was part of a complete service which we have divided up and we offer the free sale of the individual pieces. Elegant white Limoges porcelain tureen with lid, the shape of the tureen is not a regular oval, but due to this the object is particularly interesting and original. The soup tureen has two magnificent handles that have been placed tightly against the body and gently descend to the base. The lid has a rich curl knob and has a small opening to accommodate the ladle handle. The beautiful white porcelain has been exquisitely embellished with fine and elaborate handmade pure gold floral decorations arranged with great aesthetic flair. The tureen was made between 1902 and 1910 in Limoges, France, by the firm Haviland & C.ie. Contrary to popular belief, Limoges does not indicate a factory, but a production area comprising several factories all located in central France. Its fortunes began with the discovery of kaolin deposits near the city, which were bought by King Louis XVI, who granted the privilege to produce to the first factory in 1711. During the 19th century, the number of factories grew and it was in 1842 that David Haviland, founding his factory, made Limoges the porcelain capital of the world, a cradle of art without limits. David began to write the history of the Haviland family, a name synonymous with the art of French luxury that has lasted to the present day. David Haviland was a skilled American merchant who in 1838 founded a company in New York to import ceramics and porcelain; in 1842, he decided to settle in Limoges, where, thanks to him, porcelain experienced an unprecedented flowering. David Haviland became world famous for his innovative eye and creative genius, so much so that by 1864 he was the most important porcelain manufacturer in France. David Haviland was always eager to push the limits of know-how. He perfected decorative techniques and equipped his manufactory with revolutionary machinery. The world's greatest royal families and heads of state succumbed to the exceptional charm and prestige of this porcelain. These include the wife of Napoleon III, Empress Eugenie, President Jacques Chirac, Prince Rainier of Monaco and Presidents Roosevelt and Lincoln, to name but a few. For more than 175 years, the Maison Haviland has been counted among the French brands of enormous excellence, sublimating the finest restaurants of the world's most important palaces, such as the Ritz and the Shangri-La Hotel in Paris, Le Dorchester in London and even the Hotel Crillon in Paris. The craftsmen of Haviland have succeeded in preserving, handing down and keeping alive their craft by combining tradition and modernity. At Haviland, it is daily passion that builds the success of the Maison, with which they continue to write their legend. Haviland remains one of the few porcelain manufacturers that guarantees that 100% of its production is entirely made in Limoges, from manufacturer to creation. Every single decoration is still produced by hand with gold and perfect precision. Since its foundation, the manufactory has created more than 5000 different decorations, always guaranteeing perfect and prestigious workmanship. Measures width 30 cm, depth 25 cm, height 19 cm. The article is in good condition. For all our shipments we use special packaging materials (wooden crates, polystyrene, etc.) for maximum protection and safety of the items.

ID: 4672-1680428518-60287

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