This is a very rare and collectible Limoges porcelain tea set from the 1930's. A beautiful Art Deco set, that is complete.
Octagonal in shape and decorated with branches of pretty, delicate, blue blossom it is absolutely gorgeous, stylishly understated with refined elegance. There is a fine silver along the lips, edges and spines of the spouts, lids and handles. The motif is on all sides, so it looks great from any angle.
This is a genuine, 1930's Limoges tea set, each piece has the Boisbertrand & Theilloud "Limoges France" mark alongside the "Limoges, France Unique" mark on the underside.
The "Limoges Unique" mark was created in 1929 by the union of the Limoges porcelain manufacturers as a label to certify genuine Limoges porcelain.
It was used for a short period along with the factory mark and the decorating studio mark.
The Georges Boisbertrand and M. Theilloud "Limoges" France mark on the base of this set was used only until 1941.
There are eight cups measuring 10cms/4"" diameter (at their widest) x 5cms /2" deep with eight matching saucers measuring 13cms/5" diameter.
The tea pot and lid measure 23cms tall/9" (to the lid) x 23cms/9" wide (including the handle and spout)
The creamer/milk jug stands 12cms/4¾" tall x 13cms/5" wide (including the spout and handles)
The sugar bowl and lid stand 16cms/6¼" tall x 15cms/6" wide (to the handles)
Altogether this set weighs 2.9kgs/6.4lbs.
There are no visible, chips or cracks. There is a microscopic unglazed spot in the corner of the tea pot lid, the silver trims are perfect. There is some very slight beginnings of 'hairline crackle' to the glaze on one or two of the cups, barely detectable and some slight discoloration at the bases of a couple of the cups, which cannot be seen and does not detract in any way from the beauty or functionality of this gorgeous set.
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