Limoges enamel
Limoges Li*moges" (l[-e]*m[=o]zh"), prop. n. 1. A city of Southern France. [1913 Webster]

2. A variety of fine porcelain manufactured at Limoges[1]; also called {Limoges ware} or {Limoges China}. [PJC]

{Limoges enamel}, a kind of enamel ware in which the enamel is applied to the whole surface of a metal plaque, vase, or the like, and painted in enamel colors. The art was brought to a high degree of perfection in Limoges in the 16th century.

{Limoges ware}. (a) Articles decorated with Limoges enamel. (b) Articles of porcelain, etc., manufactured at Limoges. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • limoges enamel — noun Usage: usually capitalized L : enamelware in which the enamel is applied over the entire surface of the metal with the various colors being juxtaposed …   Useful english dictionary

  • Limoges — Li*moges (l[ e]*m[=o]zh ), prop. n. 1. A city of Southern France. [1913 Webster] 2. A variety of fine porcelain manufactured at Limoges[1]; also called {Limoges ware} or {Limoges China}. [PJC] {Limoges enamel}, a kind of enamel ware in which the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Limoges China — Limoges Li*moges (l[ e]*m[=o]zh ), prop. n. 1. A city of Southern France. [1913 Webster] 2. A variety of fine porcelain manufactured at Limoges[1]; also called {Limoges ware} or {Limoges China}. [PJC] {Limoges enamel}, a kind of enamel ware in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Limoges ware — Limoges Li*moges (l[ e]*m[=o]zh ), prop. n. 1. A city of Southern France. [1913 Webster] 2. A variety of fine porcelain manufactured at Limoges[1]; also called {Limoges ware} or {Limoges China}. [PJC] {Limoges enamel}, a kind of enamel ware in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Limoges ware — Limoges Li*moges (l[ e]*m[=o]zh ), prop. n. 1. A city of Southern France. [1913 Webster] 2. A variety of fine porcelain manufactured at Limoges[1]; also called {Limoges ware} or {Limoges China}. [PJC] {Limoges enamel}, a kind of enamel ware in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • limoges — I. lēˈmōzh, lə̇ˈ adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: from Limoges, city in west central France : of or from the city of Limoges, France : of the kind or style prevalent in Limoges II. noun Usage: usually capitalized …   Useful english dictionary

  • limoges ware — noun Usage: usually capitalized L 1. : limoges enamel 2. : articles of porcelain made at Limoges …   Useful english dictionary

  • Limoges painted enamel — Enamel work made in Limoges, France, generally considered the finest painted enamel ware produced in Europe in the 16th century. The earliest examples show religious scenes in the late Gothic style, but Italian Renaissance motifs appeared с 1520 …   Universalium

  • Limoges — painted porcelain or enamel from Limoges in France, 1838; for place name see LIMOUSINE (Cf. Limousine) …   Etymology dictionary

  • ENAMEL —    a vitreous compound, easily fusible, and coloured in various tints by the admixture of different metallic oxides; is fused to the surface of metals for utility and ornament; was known to the European and Asiatic ancients, and has maintained… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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