|French Limoges Boxes porcelain
Limoges Boxes France Chat
Marco Polo’s famous 24 year trip to the
Orient was where the notion of porcelain and Chinese ceramics
originated throughout Western Europe. The Chinese were so distinguished
for their porcelain production that they influenced European style for
centuries. The first Europeans to bring French porcelain making to
Europe during the middle ages were the Venetians and Portuguese. The
most important ingredient to making French limoges boxes porcelain is
Kaolin from Limoges France, which is a white clay that is a silicate of
aluminum found in China, Germany and Limoges France.
Europeans didn’t think that such an ingredients could be found in the
earth and had their alchemists try to artificially make this substance.
For years Europeans used a soft fake substance for porcelain
that was more of a soft paste and like that of glass. They couldn’t
find a substance like the middle East had made their fine porcelain
from. In the early 17th century Kaolin was
discovered in Germany and the secret to Chinese porcelain was finally
disclosed throughout Europe in French limoges boxes. It was
in the mid to late 18th century that Kaolin was
discovered in Limoges France in 18 miles southwest of Limoges at St.
Yrieix. It is shortly after that time period that the first porcelain
Limoges box factory was established. Louis XVI soon bought the Limoges
Box factory, and Limoges porcelain box blanks were taken to Sevres to
be hand painted and decorated. French limoges Boxes.