|Description:||Aunt Pinky's Limoges China 8-10" Dinner Plates 10-9" Luncheon Plates (1-chipped) 13-7" Salad Plates (2 chipped, 1 with age crack) 7-6" Dessert Plates 7-8" Soup Bowls (1 chipped, 1 chipped with age cracks) 8-7" Fruit Bowls (3 chipped) 11-6" Dessert Bowls 12-6" Saucers (1 chipped) 3-3 1/2" Cups (1 Chipped) 7- 3 1/2" Soup Cups and Saucers 1-9" Pedestal Cake Plate 1-10 3/4" Round Serving Plate with Gold Handles 1-12 !/2" (handle to handle) Covered vegetable 1-12 1/2" Vegetable w/o Cover 1-15" Platter 1-11 1/2" Platter 1-Gravy Boat with Attached Tray 1-9" Small Vegetable|
|Condition:||Good, See notes with list|
|Origin:||Inherit from relative|
|Appraised By:||Leslie Haltbakk|
|Appraiser Comments:||This is a very pretty set of Limoges by a well known company.
Limoges porcelain has been made in Limoges France since the mid 1800's. Many factories including Bernadaud, Haviland, Guerin, 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.
Wash your dishes in mild dish detergent and warm water, rinse in lukewarm water. If you stack your dishes, be sure to place soft paper liners in between to avoid wear to the face of the plates.
Because everyone had large dinner sets "in the old days" but nowadays with our casual lifestyles, we don't entertain as much, these sets are not in as much demand as they were in the past which drives resale values downwards. However, your set is very appealing and very high quality which helps.
Unfortunately, the state of the economy may make getting the best price difficult. Your set may very well be a custom design, so it might be difficult to market the pieces separately - you typically depend on people searching for a pattern by name, etc., therefore, I'd recommend keeping the set together. If you can find a name for this set (a great way is to go to china replacement web sites and comb their limoges lists) to see if you can possibly find a name for your set. If you can, then you might do better selling them separately. The serving pieces will command the highest values per piece.
To sell it, you will want to place it in as fine an establishment as possible - perhaps consign it at a fine antique shop, etc. in a metropolitan area or market it on the Internet.
The challenge will be to find someone who wants to build on their set or who falls in love with this set.
The spread between wholesale and replacement value is because sets of this type are slow movers - but you have a beautiful pattern by a known company.
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