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Trinket boxes are so adorable. This is the only golf ball I have ever seen. It is fashioned with the pattern of a golf ball, and even the hardware features a man swinging a club.
Size: 1 3/4 inch diameter.
Marks on Bottom: "Ancienne Manufacture Royale" with "Limoges, France" stamped on the mark.
Condition: Very Good. The top fits nicely, but does not 'click' closed.
Acquired by Bernardaud in 1986, the Ancienne Manufacture Royale is part of French history. Offering exact reproductions of original 18th and 19th century museums pieces, Bernardaud helps to preserve a portfolio of skills and techniques that belong to France’s extremely rich cultural heritage while attracting attention to treasures created by porcelain craftsmen.
Established in 1737, the Bernardaud factory was the first to mark its products with the ‘‘Limoges’’ back stamp. In 1774, after kaolin was discovered (1768), Louis XVI placed, the Ancienne Manufacture Royale (AMR) in Limoges under the protection of his brother, the Comte d’Artois, the future Charles X. In 1784, AMR became part of the Manufacture de Sèvres, which wanted an establishment close to the source of raw material supply. Over the centuries, the AMR has preserved traditional skills and ensured that each generation of craftsmen and artists transmits their knowledge to the next. Today, it is creating identical reproductions of 18th and 19th century masterpieces, working closely with the national and international museums that own the originals. This project draws attention to marvelous specimens from France’s porcelain heritage while revisiting history in a very special way.
Thanks to the Bernaudaud site.
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Ancienne Manufacture Royale Golf Ball Trinket Box - Limoges, France
$78 USD SALE PENDING
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