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French Connection | Royal Limoges Adrianna + Paradis Bleu


Established in 1797, Royal Limoges is the oldest porcelain manufacturer in operation. Still in the storied origin city of Limoges, France, this long-admired porcelain factory proudly maintains its family-owned status while continuously delivering the world-class standard for craftsmanship in hand-crafted and painted porcelain. Marked with the words “Limoges France” or “Peint Main” (meaning painted by hand), this meticulous testament to the heritage of ceramics not only resides in the most valuable curated historic collections but also on modern tablescapes in your favorite tastemakers' collections and parties year after year.


Every craft has a story, and Limoges is no different. The first porcelain with the Limoges mark was produced in 1771. Limoges had all the essential natural ingredients needed to create world-class porcelain—kaolin, feldspar, and quartz—but, just as importantly, the region had a vibrant history of craftsmanship that dated back nearly a millennium. In the 12th century, Limoges was the most famous European center of vitreous enamel production, known as Opus de Limoges or Labor Limoge. Limoges also produced faience earthenware or fine in-glazed pottery. The heritage of ceramics and decoration was deeply woven into the fabric of the city.

“Making porcelain is a difficult, delicate, and time-intensive process that involves vitrifying the clay multiple times at extremely high temperatures. Limoges porcelain is known for its dazzling white, luminous hue and the intricacy of its hand-painted decorations. At first, its manufacture was placed under the protection of the Comte d’Artois, Louis XVI’s brother, and then purchased by the King himself. It became the Manufacture Royale de Limoges, with the exclusive right to produce Limoges porcelain for the Kingdom of France. In Louis XVI’s time, the manufacturer primarily produced trinket boxes of varying shapes and sizes depending on what they were meant to hold, from embroidery scissors to snuff powder to poems. Popular design styles included Rococo-style figures; exotic birds, flowers, and marine subjects on bright color backgrounds; minute patterns embellished in gold; and narrative scenes from classical mythology and pastoral life.” [Source: BBC]


We added Paradis Bleu and Adrianna to our rental collection for their unshakable savoir-faire and vibrant pattern play. While these are vintage patterns, the chic style of these beautiful chargers continues to reverberate onto modern-day brunches, lunches, garden parties, and any occasion that needs a special touch.

Our suggestion? Add both! Like all good things, these beauties were meant to play together. Each charger is handmade in France with a 12.25” dimension.


This porcelain pattern is perfect for the sweet spot in your tablescape setup. That’s right, Paradis Bleu has been stealing the show for over 100 years as one of the most beloved Royal Limoges motifs. Introduced in 1914, the Paradis Bleu design was an artistic response to World War 1, bringing a sense of joy and eternal hope to the table with its vibrant floral motif. Add it to your tablescape when you desire to bring the garden inside.


The chic Nymphaea-inspired charger takes on a stellar spring and summer theme with the Adriana motif from Royal Limoges. Brilliant white porcelain is enhanced with stunning florals, reminiscent of the best-selling Paradis. It is a romantic and whimsical motif that is sure to add a joyful lightness to any table. Don't shy away from adding her lustrous print to the table.


Caalaisio Woven Rattan with Tortoise Beads Charger

Green Garden Charger

Royal Limoges Paradis Bleu | Royal Limoges Adrianna

Mottahedeh Tobacco Leaf Dinner Plate

Cutipol Rondo Matte Gold Cutlery

Carrie Cosmo in Blue | Carrie Wine Glass in Blue | Daphne Water Goblet

Marches Shades of Blue Party Plate

Garden Toile Salad Plate in Fern

Charlotte Square Back Chair

Images: Taz Bentley Photography

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