The symbol of tradition and luxury, Bernardaud Porcelain was a favorite of European royalty and nobility due to the unique white clay, particularly transparent, firm and lightweight. The quality is impeccable – it takes one week and more than fifty artisans to complete a teapot.
Inspired by the curiosity cabinets so fashionable in the 16th and 17th centuries, the pattern is available on a full dinnerware service with scenes reminiscent of japanese prints : birds depicted in automnal colours perch on stylised trees in raised gold.
In 1928, Paul de Bourgoing (France) invented the lithophane. It is a technique of etching a thin very translucent porcelain decoration émaillée.that can only be seen clearly when back lit with a light source. The beautiful Bernardaud lithophane will fit anywhere – on a dinner table or a a bedside table, in a bathroom.
Velvet petals are rendered in luminous and vibrant hues of browns, purples and indigo which appear to have been scattered onto porcelain. Marie Leveque referenced her designs on the 18th century custom of strewn flowers on plates and dishes.