I am looking to sell a set of antique bone china, made by Wm. Guerin
from the Limoges region of France, most likely sometime around 1890.
It's a family heirloom; I don't know much more about its history other
than it's been in storage split between my home and my parents' home for
I can't really use it, and would prefer that it goes to a new owner
who appreciates the quality and workmanship of articles from that era.
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|This is an earlier picture, of *half* of the set -- it was originally a service for twelve if I remembered right. The other half was eventually excavated from deep in a closet, and it seems that a bit of attrition had occurred over the years. [See below ...] The set is in good overall condition, with a little bit of expected fading in the gold edging. It is also fairly tough stuff -- the most vulnerable part seems to be that the teacup handles can break off.|
|Rim detail -- sometimes referred to as the "rose band" style. The gold edging is *not* dishwasher safe, and you probably don't want to use these in a microwave.|
|The manufacturer's markings on the bottom.|
A while later ...
After the necessary archaeological dig was performed to unearth the rest of the set, I could get everything together. Evidently more of the teacups are missing than I remembered, but some nice serving plates came to light. Think of it as a full service for six, with a few serving trays and a lot of spare parts!