By Kerry Vincent
Photography Courtesy of Bernardaud
Once upon a time, there was a little girl who was besotted with china, porcelain, and cut-glass artwork. The little girl dreamed of pretty patterns and tea parties real and imagined, and conducted full-service make-believe afternoon teas for her family, friends, and dolls. One day, her grandmother mentioned the word Limoges when showing her a family heirloom teacup and saucer. Familiar English brand names tripped easily off the little girl’s tongue, but the “mōzh” in Limoges was a challenge, and she stumbled initially pronouncing the word with a hard g.