2 F.M.(Fontanille & Marraud) Limoges France Small Yellow Colorful Floral Cup
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- Set of Two F.M.(Fontanille & Marraud) Limoges France Small Colorful Floral Cup
- 1-3/4″ X 1-3/4″
- Martial Fontanille began a porcelain decorating workshop in Rue de l’Hermitage, Limoges, in 1928. In 1938 he hired his son-in-law Maurice Marraud as director. They produced luxury wares painted in colored slip or under glaze blue. In 1942 they bought a small factory on Rue de l’Universite, Limoges, which became known for relief decoration on white or blue ground. Marraud retired in 1947, and his sons Michel and Bernard continued the business. They produced a wide range of Limoges blanks, including Limoges boxes, which were entirely hand painted at first, but more recently all boxes were decorated with transfers and highlighted (rehaussee main). Fontanille & Marraud also at some point used the name Porcelain Artistique, which is included in some of their marks.
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