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Hermina's Treasures: Limoges and other Miniatures.
You arrived here at Hermina's Treasures. This page is dedicated to "Limoges Porcelain from France" and other miniatures.
 
Please note that all of my Limoges is vintage and pre-loved and therefore may have some minor scratches of scuffing that I haven't noticed. I try to describe my items as accurate as possible.
 
Feel free to ask questions and or extra pictures.
 
Postage in Australia is $8.50
World Wide is between $15.00 and $29.00 for up to 500 grams.
Have a look at my Ebid shop for more Limoges: Klick Here 
 
 
Scroll to the bottom of the page for some history about Limoges Porcelain.
 
 
Rare Limoges Miniature Cooking Pot with Lid.
Rare Limoges Miniature Cooking Pot with Lid.
Beautiful Limoges Miniature Cooking Pot with Lid.
Approx. 5 cm high x 4 cm wide, in a very good condition.
Weight is 20 grams.
Made in France.
Price: 19.50
Beautiful and Rare Limoges Miniature Chair, Trinket Box.
Beautiful and Rare Limoges Miniature Chair, Trinket Box.
Miniature LIMOGES Trinket Box Chair Romantic Scene.
Beautiful and Rare Limoges Miniature Chair, Trinket Box.
The top of the chair comes apart to reveal a compartment for trinkets.
Large miniature of approx. 11 cm high x 8.5 cm wide, in a very good condition. Weight is 125 grams.
Price: $99.50
Limoges Porcelaine d'Art Miniature Urn / Vase 'Romantic Scene' Signed
Limoges Porcelaine d'Art Miniature Urn / Vase 'Romantic Scene' Signed
Limoges Porcelain d'Art Miniature Vase / Urn. Measures approx 10.5 cm high and 6.5 cm wide; weight is 85 grams.
On the bottom is stamped: Porcelain d'Art Limoges France P R
The picture is signed with 'Fragonard'.
Price: $22.50
Vintage Limoges Varitable Porcelain Miniature Urn / Vase.
Vintage Limoges Varitable Porcelain Miniature Urn / Vase.
Beautiful Vintage Limoges Miniature Urn / Vase.
Approx. 10 cm high x 7.5 cm wide.
This Urn or Vase has a lovely romantic picture of lovers in the garden.
Stamped on the bottom: Veritable Porcelaine Limoges France OR.
This hard to find collectable vase is in an excellent condition for it's age.
It has heavily gilded handles, gild around the bottom of the base, picture and top. Price: $24.50
Limoges 'Goudeville' Basket with Handle, Romantic Scene Picture.
Limoges 'Goudeville' Basket with Handle, Romantic Scene Picture.
Limoges 'Goudeville' Basket with Handle, Romantic Couple
Measures approx 5 cm high, 6 cm wide; weight is 20 grams.
This item is in a very good condition.
The handle , around the top and the picture, plus the pattern on the back and side are gilded. Price: $19.00
Limoges Miniature Sauce Pan
Limoges Miniature Sauce Pan
Vintage Limoges Miniature Sauce Pan. Approx. 1.5 cm high x 2.5cm diam. + handle (2.5cm).
Stamped on the bottom: Limoges France. Price: $15.00
Beautiful Vintage Limoges F & F Plate, Signed Fragonard
Beautiful Vintage Limoges F & F Plate, Signed Fragonard
Beautiful Vintage Limoges F & F Plate. Approx. 13.5cm in diameter. Weight is 100 grams. This Small Cabinet Display Plate has a lovely romantic picture of a couple dancing.
Stamped on the bottom: Limoges F & F France. Picture signed 'Fragonard'
This hard to find collectable Plate is in an excellent condition for it's age and comes with it's own wire stand. Price is $22.50 in
Limoges 'Monarch" Miniature Porcelain Basket, France
Limoges 'Monarch" Miniature Porcelain Basket, France
Approx. 5.5 cm high x 6cm x 3.5cm.
This basket has a lovely romantic picture of lovers in the garden.
Stamped on the bottom: Limoges Monarch France.
This collectable miniature is in a very good condition for it's age.
No chips or cracks, but a nice marble pattern all around finished with a trim of gilded edges and bow. $18.50

3 Victorian Figurines, Made in Japan.
3 Victorian Figurines, Made in Japan.
3 Victorian Figurines. The tallest is 13cm. They are in a good condition.
The couple in the middle is stamped: Japan. Price: $27.50

Limoges Miniature Cabinet Plate

Limoges Miniature Cabinet Plate
Limoges Miniature Cabinet Plate.
In a good condition for its age (no cracks or chips) and decorated with a painted scene of a romantic couple in the garden.
The Plate is approx 10.5cm in diameter an has a maroon red edge with gilded flower decoration.
The back of the plate is stamped ‘Limoges France’.
Price: $17.50
Limoges Miniature Table and Chairs
Limoges Miniature Table and Chairs
Limoges Miniature Table and 2 Chairs.
In a very good condition for its age, with a hand painted scenes of a romantic couple in the garden.
The table is approx 7.5cm high and 6.5cm wide.
The bottom of the table and chairs is stamped ‘Limoges France’.
No chips, cracks or visible scratches.
Price: $95.00
Rare Vintage French Limoges Miniature Tea Pot Warmer / Light, Night Lite, France
Rare Vintage French Limoges Miniature Tea Pot Warmer / Light, Night Lite, France
Limoges Miniature Teapot Warmer / Light, Night Lite
In a very good condition for its age, with a hand painted scene of a romantic couple in the garden.
The maroon red Teapot Warmer is approx 5cm high and 4cm wide.
The bottom of the Light holder is stamped ‘Limoges France’.
Price $22.50
Lovely French Miniature China Painting on Easel, Limoges Veritable Porcelain Or
Lovely French Miniature China Painting on Easel, Limoges Veritable Porcelain Or
Limoges Miniature Painting on an Easel
In a very good condition for its age, with a painting of a romantic couple in the garden.
No chips or cracks.
The painting and easel are one piece.
The Polychrome miniature is approx 5.5cm high x 4cm.
At the back are stamps with Limoges Veritable Or and Limoges France
Price $21.00
Beautiful Limoges Miniature Tea / Coffee Pot  Porcelain DC 309
Beautiful Limoges Miniature Tea / Coffee Pot Porcelain DC 309
Beautiful Limoges Miniature Tea / Coffee Pot DC 309
Approx. 11 cm high x 12 cm wide incl. handle and spout.
This teapot has a lovely romantic picture with heavely gilded lid, handle and spout.
Stamped on the bottom: DC Limoges France 309
This hard to find Limoges collectable teapot is in an excellent condition for it's age. Price: $49.50
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thank you for your interest in my collection
  
Below you will find some information about Limoges.
 
 Miniatures of Limoges Porcelain from France:
(Reference: Collector’s Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain by Mary Frank Gaston)
 
Collectors have always been fascinated by miniatures.
They have been made through the centuries and are to be found in materials like glass, wood, metals and ceramics.
Miniatures are loved, because they represent real life objects and measure only one to three inches, often with exquisite details.
That makes them easy to display in a small cabinet hanging on the wall and they can be displayed in collectable dolls houses.
 
Most Limoges Miniatures are from the 1950s and later and don’t have an identifiable factory mark.
“Limoges France” is often the only mark, sometimes accompanied by ‘peint a main’ or ‘ rehausse a main’ ( hand painted or embellished by hand).
 
The history of today’s Limoges boxes can be traced to an American importer, who started a company in the early 1970s in New York to import Limoges. In the mid 1970s having seen a collection of new snuff boxes made in Limoges which were base on eighteen century boxes, Sonking was one of the first to import them to the US.
Although the history of small boxes can be traced back hundreds of years when they were used for snuff, medicines and even beauty patches  and reflected tastes of that era in their decoration.
 
Today’s Limoges boxes are made in an unending variety of shapes, and there is literally some offering to commemorate or celebrate almost anyone’s vocation, hobby, special event or even favorite animal.
The boxes are generally hand painted and accented with gold. Hinged boxes are considered superior to those without hinges.
 
Polychrome Limoges Miniatures:
(Reference: Collector’s Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain by Mary Frank Gaston)
 
Compared to the cobalt blue miniatures, this group of miniatures has polychrome decoration that is a variety of colors.
Collectors are attracted to the miniature plates for several reasons. Size is of course the primary consideration. The second point of interest for collectors is the particular decoration on the plates.  Romantic themes depicting couples in eighteenth century dress are very popular as are portraits of historical figures. Miniature plates decorated with pastoral scenes, religious subjects, specific locations or structures, and designs to commemorate special events are also commonly found.
Many of these colorful decorations were based on the original paintings of famous artists. Sometimes that artist’s name is on the frond of the piece. That ‘signature’ is often incorrectly interpreted as the painter who decorated the porcelain. “Boucher”, “Fragonard”, “Lebrun” and “Watteau”, famous 18 century artists, are just a few of the names encountered. Copies of their paintings have historically been made into transfers or decals to decorate china. Such decorations continue to be used today.
The polychrome miniatures are also rarely marked with any stamp except “Limoges France” printed in a number of different styles.
It is difficult to pinpoint specific dates or even time periods for the polychrome miniature plates. This type of miniature, however, generally pre-dates de cobalt blue and gold pieces and the Limoges boxes.
 
 
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