Limoges Porcelaine – Emil Madesclaire


I was wondering if there is anyone out there who might be able to shed some light on the history behind this serving dish/tureen. It was given to us as a present but we didn’t pay much attention to the makers mark at the time. We are doing a bit of spring cleaning and de-cluttering and I happened to look at the base which has the following mark. My curiosity was piqued as we spent two weeks on holiday in the Limoges region last year.

Makers mark for Emil Madesclaire ?
Makers mark for Emil Madesclaire ?

I spent a bit of time trawling the web but could not find much information. The best I managed was to find out that this mark was in use between 1906 (or 1929) – 1940. It would be nice to know a bit more about the maker.

Here are some more photos of the dish.

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Emil Madesclaire Porcelain Serving Dish / Tureen – Limoges
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Emil Madesclaire Porcelain Serving Dish / Tureen – Limoges
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Emil Madesclaire Porcelain Serving Dish / Tureen – Limoges

Paralympic Cyclists Lead The Way For Gold


British cyclist are once again leading the way to Gold Medals at the London 2012 Paralympics.

Sarah Storey has provided Britain’s first gold, and the eighth of her career, on the very first day of the competition.

Jonathan Fox broke the world record in the 100m backstroke heat this morning, then went on to take gold in the final.

Nyree Kindred took silver in the S6 100m backstroke while Hannah Russell took silver in the S12 400m freestyle. And did it in a British record time just to hammer the point home.

And so it goes on. At the time of writing Team GB are 3rd in the medal stakes with seven medals in total. That’s two gold, three silver and two bronze. Not a bad haul for the first day.

Actually it’s brilliant. The national feel good factor has increased exponentially since the conclusion of yesterdays opening ceremony. May it continue to do so.