Q. My grandmother gave me this 6 1/2-inch-high porcelain candlestick about 70 years ago. I've sketched the mark on the bottom. Can you tell me about the history, maker and value?
A. The mark on your candlestick was used by A. Klingenberg, who operated a factory and decorating studio in Limoges, France, from the 1880s to c.1910. Your mark dates from the 1880s to 1890s. During this period, many pieces with this mark were exported to the United States. Value of your candlestick: about $50 to $75.
For more information, see Collector's Encyclopedia of Limoges Porcelain, 3rd ed., by Mary Frank Gaston (Collector Books, Paducah, KY, c2000); and Decorative Art of Limoges: Porcelain & Boxes by Keith & Thomas Waterbrook-Clyde (Schiffer, Atglen, PA, c1999).
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