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The Ancienne Manufacture Royale

Sit at the table in the manner of kings and princes with our historic dinnerware – identical replicas of original pieces from the 18th and 19th centuries.

The diversity of table settings presented throughout this catalog illustrates a history of fashions, influences, and styles over more than a century. Each piece, each service, each historic cup is an invitation to rediscover, through porcelain, a few chapters of two great histories: art and the table.

The Ancienne Manufacture Royale is part of the history of France. Founded in 1737, the Manufacture de Limoges is first dedicated to producing faience. In 1771, the first pieces of “hard-paste” porcelain bearing the “Limoges” mark saw the light of day. It was then put under the protection of the Comte d’Artois, Louis XVI’s brother and became the Manufacture Royale de Limoges. Sold during the Revolution, then acquired by a series of proprietors, in 1986 the Ancienne Manufacture Royale de Limoges became part of the Bernardaud group. In collaboration with the most prestigious national and international museums, Bernardaud carries on, in this way, an extremely rich heritage and savoir-faire that illustrate the French art of living. The Ancienne Manufacture Royale de Limoges produces all its historical models in its Limoges workshops according to the strictest quality standards.

Here are a few examples of identical replicas:

The Marie-Antoinette dinnerware service set features the pearl and cornflower pattern dear to the queen’s heart. It was made at the Manufacture Royale de Sèvres and delivered to Versailles in January 1782.

In 1787, Louis XVI commissioned the Manufacture Royale to make the Dairy Service, a gift for Marie-Antoinette, to use at her dairy farm in the park of the Château of Rambouillet.

Always interested in the most fabulous pieces, the Ancienne Manufacture Royale has reproduced the Botanique dinnerware service set created in 1831 for Prince William II of Hesse. The service originally comprised 566 pieces in the Empire style, each with a pattern showing a different variety of flower. The AMR collections also include other tableware services (e.g. the Louis XV, the Elysée created for Louis-Philippe, the Jardin du Roi and the Roseraie patterns) as well as a collection of Historic Cups, each with its own story to tell.

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