Informative as well as inspirational, this book is for all who love collecting as well as displaying fine Limoges porcelain. It covers the history of Limoges porcelain, various Limoges blanks and their intended uses, the difference between antique French Limoges and American Limoges, and how to recognize reproductions. It is also a dream-come-true for every collector or designer who has felt daunted by the task of incorporating fine Limoges porcelain into the decor of a home! The author demonstrates how to use elegant pieces of Limoges throughout all rooms and areas: the entryway and living room feature massive pieces of Limoges used as art; the dining room is perfect for a table set with Limoges dinnerware; walls in the kitchen, bedroom, bath, and even laundry room display a collection of Limoges chargers, plaques, and paintings; a porch or patio serves as a tea room for Limoges tea, coffee, and chocolate pots. A special section is also devoted to stunning examples of Limoges hand painted buttons, brooches, and stickpins. Current values, information on researching Limoges, a list of artists and their signatures, and a comprehensive marks section are all provided. "A unique presentation of the subject which I know collectors will enjoy," states noted author Mary Frank Gaston. This book will be treasured by all who love fine antiques and design.
Debby DuBay, a retired military officer, is the owner of Limoges Antiques Shop in Andover, Massachusetts. Her articles on decorating and collecting Limoges have been featured in several antique journals and she has been featured twice in Victoria Magazine. This is her second book on Limoges porcelain for Schiffer Publishing.