This set was designed and produced by Jammet Seignolles (now 'J. Seignolles'), a prestigious flagship Limoges porcelain brand. The design series was named Kyoto, echoing the style influences of Japan and coveted during the Art Deco era. Pieces from this design series rarely appear on the market and in this good a level of vintage condition, so this piece is an exceptional find.
An impeccable representation of Art Deco design with the design's influence and inspiration being present at multiple levels, from the form to the decor of this set. Art Deco indicators of sophisticated luxury can be seen in the iridised silver plating of the dish and the trim accents on the cup, the influences carry through in the clean, geometric shape of the dish and the angular handle of the cup. The cup itself, is made with fine Limoges porcelain.
The wonderful iridised silver plating on the cup and dish was applied by the Italian Silversmiths Calegaro, their mark is present on both pieces. Calegaro are known as partners to luxury brands in the production of their exclusive designs.
Excellent vintage, no chips or cracks to the porcelain, wear and tarnish to the iridised silver plating commensurate with age of the piece, please see photos as part of condition report.
Cup bears on its base 'Jammet-Seignolles, Limoges, France, Exclusivité, Forme Parabole, Kyoto' as well as the 'Calegaro' mark and silver plating mark 'S.A 1000' on the trim.
The dish bears on its base 'Calegaro, silverplated'.
Unpackaged weight: 0.3 kg / 324 g
Cup: Height: c. 2.2" / 5.5 cm x c. 3.5" / 8.3 cm in diameter.
Dish: c. 5.9" / 15 cm x 5.9" / 15 cm
Set will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.
Shipping will be combined for multiple items.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Art Deco. From its outset, Art Deco was influenced by the bold geometric forms of Cubism and the bright colours of Fauvism. It was also influenced by updated craftsmanship of the furniture of the Louis Philippe I and Louis XVI eras and the exotic styles of China and Japan, India, Persia, ancient Egypt and Maya art
Jammet Seignolles. In 1962, Henri Seignolles, an established decorator of porcelain and his co-founders acquire "La Fabrique", one of the oldest porcelain manufactories in Limoges that was founded in 1825 in the Brigueuil forest.
Through its continual innovation over the years, Seignolles became one of the major flagship brands of Limoges porcelain. Nearing a 200 year history, J. Seignolles porcelain had become both admired and used by rulers as well as heads of state. In 2004, they were selected from several competitors, to provide all the porcelain tableware for the royal wedding of Prince Felipe of Spain and Letizia. In the same year, the manufactory also supplied the royal family of Saudi Arabia.
In 2008, the factory received the "Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant" label, am award for its perseverance in perfectionism and the love of the craft of from its spinners, painters, polishers, creators and exceptional art, whose excellence has made the tour of the greatest tables in the world.