For over 100 years, a small French family have used their knowledge to refine and modernise a range of unique ‘high melting’ coloured glazes which are fired to over 1100 degrees. Each coloured glaze, of which there are over 25, is created by the family and the technique of ‘high melting’ has made this unique range of porcelain famous for its translucent appearance.
The gold and platinum has been delicately applied by hand to the rim and handles of each piece. This meticulous work requires experience, skill and dexterity due to the fact that the line must not waver and should be of a constant thickness. The porcelain is then fired a second time in the kiln at approximately 820 degrees in order to solidify the gold and platinum to the porcelain. Each piece is hand polished to achieve the lustre and shine for which they are admired.
Limoges porcelain is created exclusively in Limoges, France from porcelain paste made with a subtle mixture of kaolin, feldspath and quartz. This recipe dates back to the 18th century during Marie Antoinette’s reign. She had a keen interest in porcelain, and Limoges still continues to use the same porcelain recipe to this day.
From Rose Petal to Provencal Blue, the colours play with the light and enable you to set a beautiful table, refined and always elegant. The ‘Limoges’ stamp on the bottom of each piece certifies the country of origin and guarantees superior quality.
Francalia is an Australian based wholesale company selling exclusively to retailers and interior decorators, specialising in importing fine quality European homewares. The company was created twenty years ago and our strength and passion is to bring leading French brands and unique European concepts to Australia, and to incorporate them into the Australian lifestyle.