|Title:||Limoges china set|
|Description:||Limoges china complete sservice for 16|
|Appraised By:||Leslie Haltbakk|
|Appraiser Comments:||Limoges porcelain has been made in Limoges France since the mid 1800's. Many factories including Haviland, Guerin, Lanternier, Pouyat, Ahrenfeldt, Elite and others operated in this area, and continue to operate today. In some cases the decorations were by another company than the one who made the porcelain.
The Lanternier began exporting porcelain during the 1850s. The company began to decorate as well around 1880. In some cases, A. Lanternier porcelain was decorated by another company. This was a very common practice during this period and does not detract from the pieces. In some cases pieces may be signed. Your pieces are not decorated as much as a lot of AL wares were, but the delightful shape adds interest. The salts are likely part of the set, sometimes very small pieces were not marked.
Having a set this complete is truly special. Generally small groups or individual pieces are found, large sets like this are not common. The only thing lacking is handpainted decorations. This assumes all pieces are perfect with no chips or cracks and little wear.
Should you ever want to sell your set, use care to present it to a high end market - a prestigious metropolitan antique store, a high end auctioneer like Christies. Another option would be to list in online with a buy it now price and be prepared to leave it out there until the right buyer comes along (make sure you get cash). If you chose to sell it at auction you would want to place a reserve (minimum you will sell for) because every auction is different and you will want to protect yourself from a "bad day".
There is a wide spread between market and replacement value due to the current market, but you would want to insure for replacement value. Note that it is possible for the auction result to go higher if there is a bidding war (multiple buyers who really want it bidding agressively against each other - what a seller hopes for!)..
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