Bernardaud France Baudelaire Rimmed Soup Bowls

Bernardaud France Baudelaire Rimmed Soup Bowls
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Vintage From Paul is delighted to offer these Bernardaud France Baudelaire Rimmed Soup Bowls.

The Bernardaud France Baudelaire Rimmed Soup Bowls have a pristine white body decorated with a wide open basket weave design.  The rims are generously trimmed with gleaming 24 carat gold.

The Bernardaud France Baudelaire Rimmed Soup Bowls measure 9-1/4  inches in diameter.

Each available Bernardaud France Baudelaire Rimmed Soup Bowls is in mint condition, with no defects noted.

The story of French porcelain begins in 1768 when a woman from the village of Saint-Yrieix La Perche near Limoges discovers a soft, white clay that she uses to bleach her household linens. Experts would identify this substance as kaolin: the crucial, long sought after ingredient that is responsible for the resiliency, durability and flawless iridescent translucency of fine porcelain. The search for this “secret ingredient” had lasted four centuries since Marco Polo’s discovery of Chinese porcelain.  The discovery of kaolin in France marked the birth of industrial and cultural significance of Limoges porcelain.

Against this historical backdrop two enterprising industrialists, noticing an increase in consumer use of porcelain dinner services, open a factory in Limoges in 1863.   The construction of railroad lines in the area offered means of distribution of their product to more markets. A workshop apprentice named Léonard Bernardaud distinguished himself among the workers. Twenty years later, he would be promoted to head of sales and later named partner.

 Léonard Bernardaud acquired the company in 1900 and gave it his name. He increased production capacity of the factory and opened up new markets, notably in the United States.

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