French porcelain: the art of receiving
If everywhere in the world, the simple name of Limoges evokes that of porcelain, it is because the first deposit of kaolin was discovered circa 1760, near the City limousine. Porcelain quickly became an indispensable element of arts of the table in French.
Kaolin is a white, brittle and refractory clay composed mainly of aluminium silicates. It is one of the four components for making real – porcelain hard porcelain-, with water, quartz and feldspar. Once it was possible to import from China table services but would prove to be long and costly. It was not uncommon that commissioned pieces arrive into pieces. Louis XV transferred Manufacture Royale de Vincennes to wean in 1756. A decade later, the monarch buys the limousin deposit and to grant the privilege of white ceramic production.
In the centuries-Vienna sees rise the most important and most famous porcelain factories today. They are called Royal Limoges (1797), Haviland (1842) or even Bernardaud (1900). Their credo is to combine modern and traditional know-how. The sharp artists sign for these houses creations, unique in the world. Royal Limoges and Bernardaud welcomed in their shops porcelain Modeler Stéphane Bonneau. Haviland was Artistic Director, until very recently, Jean Boggio, said the ‘creator of dreams “. Richard Peduzzi, architect, painter and Decorator, is one of the many talents to have brought his touch of inventiveness in the Royal manufacture of Sevres.
These houses are attached, since birth to rare pieces where the delicate color wife finesse paths and curves. Porcelain services dress tables of the most beautiful hotels and are exposed in the greatest French museums. Porcelain is now part of the history of France.