Brooch porcelain, "Meeting", Limoges, France. Handmade, gold plated.
Beautiful, delicate, vintage French brooch of Limoges, 1960
Porcelain insert with silver twisted edging. On porcelain image, in the technique of a decal with a drawing of a pastoral scene.
Limoges porcelain — ceramic articles belonging to the category of hard-paste porcelain, the production of which was launched in the French city of Limoges around 1770, just after the opening in the vicinity of Limoges deposits of kaolin clay. Kaolin was needed to produce this solid and translucent ceramics are characterized by distinctive white.
Since the era of the middle Ages, Limoges was the acknowledged reputation of the center for the production of decorative art objects. Already in the XII century the city was one of the most famous European centers of glass enamel production.
Limoges is Also famous for the production of jewelry with painted porcelain. A variety of fine motifs, fine workmanship and high quality standards make Limoges brooches very attractive for lovers of antique jewelry.