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How can I verify if Limoges porcelain I possess is authentic

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How can I verify if Limoges porcelain I possess is authentic Limoges porcelain made in Limoges, France?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Antiques
Expert:  rarewares replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

The best way to verify your Limoges is to add a photo here of the piece/pattern and all marks on the back of one piece. There were hundreds of porcelain factories over the years that were in Limoges, France, so the marks will tell the story of age, place and value. You can load photos by using the ADD FILES button in the lower right of your screen.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Has Limoges porcelain been produced outside of France, such as in the USA in the early 20th century, and marketed as Limoges porcelain?
Expert:  rarewares replied 1 year ago.

Yes, there was American Limoges made in Sebring, Ohio.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is the Limoges porcelain manufactured as American Limoges in Sebring, Ohio inherently inferior to authentic Limoges porcelain produced in Limoges, France?
Expert:  rarewares replied 1 year ago.

Yes, very much so. It is about 1/4 of the value. It was inferior for even American china because of the type of clay.

Here is a link to history and some marks so that you can compare.

http://www.sebringohiohistoricalsociety.org/Limoges.html

Expert:  rarewares replied 1 year ago.

I do hope that the website for the AMerican limoges helped you.

Expert:  rarewares replied 1 year ago.

I do hope that all helped.

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