In 1965, he introduced the Limoges Box to the American market, designing a collection for Tiffany & Company.
It was immensely popular and quickly became the cornerstone of Chamart’s business.
Martine’s marked taste, devotion to crafting quality, and insistence that each piece be meticulously handpainted from start to finish, made the Limoges Box become a product for which Chamart is now world famous.
Chamart’s President and CEO, Leny Davidson, is the niece of the founder. Davidson shares her uncle’s passion for exquisitely executed Limoges Boxes, as well as fine porcelains and antiques.
Limoges porcelain dessert set with gold Greek key borders, viz:- 12 plates and two pairs serving dishes, a Royal Albert china teaset, all decorated with gold Greek key and scroll borders and a quantity of gold-bordered Victorian pottery dinnerware including large meat plates More details Coin dish, with silver coins, including 3 pence pieces weighing 99 grams and 123 1920-1946 3 pence pieces weighing 171 grams, Limoges porcelain miniature bottle carrier with bottles, a white metal figure and a pair of cufflinks, (qty) More details THIRTY PIECE LIMOGES, FRENCH PORCELAIN PART DINING SERVICE, retailed by H. Stephenson, Manchester, colour printed with flowers, comprising; LARGE OVAL TWO HANDLED TUREEN and cover, ANOTHER and a SPOON WARMER, both with integral stands, FIVE SOUP PLATES AND 18 PLATES (3x6), printed marks (30) More details A collection of various plates to include Coalport plate "To commemorate the Centenary of the Motorcycle in 1985", Poole plate, the design after Norman Thelwell, a collection of ten Limoges Franklin porcelain Game Birds of the World by Basil Ede plates, twelve Coalport Christmas plates, eight Boehm bird plates, five Seltmann plates, together with Minton Haddon Hall pot and cover, Wedgwood "Swallow" pot and cover, Wedgwood "Wild Strawberry" vase and leaf dish, Limoges egg shaped pot, a Crummles enamel pot and cover decorated with bee amongst flowers and a Framecraft pot and cover More details A group of various teacups and saucers to include trios by Hammersley & Co, Foley China, Limoges, Copeland and Royal Crown Derby Imari pattern decorated example, also a serves type gilt metal and porcelain ornamental urn (possibly part of clock garniture), a 19th century sucrier and a Royal Worcester trinket box. (8) More details Nine late 19th century G D and Cie Limoges Rococo style porcelain dessert plates, retailed by R.
More details A small group of ceramics to include a late 19th century porcelain gilt heightened sucrier and cover, a similar teapot, three Capodimonte cherubic figures, a Limoges trinket box, a musical ' John Peel' jug, a Staffordshire salt glaze sheep spill vase and a further flat back figure group (some pieces af). Includes: tea pot, covered sugar, creamer, five cups and five saucers. Hogg and Co., Belfast, with shell and scroll border, blush ground, hand decorated with floral sprays and gilt detail, 22.8cm across CONDITION REPORT: 4 plates with no chips or cracks.
Chamart was the first company in the United States to produce museum quality Limoges Boxes.
Boxes marked with the Chamart name are considered to be superior in design, craftsmanship, content, painting, and construction. According to Thomas Waterbrook-Clyde, author of Chamart was the brainchild of founder, Charles Martine.
Both chargers have puncture holes for hanging on underside, minor gilt wear to rim to both chargers, needs cleaning. Shipping .00 (estimate 0-0) More details Antique Jean Pouyat Limoges France Art Nouveau Porcelain Vase. Includes 3 bread/butter plates and 2 dinner plates.
' Reine Elizabeth' porcelain dinner service, decorated in polychrome, with cranes and exotic birds, produced in 1958 to commemorate the state visit of the Queen to France, consisting of 23 dinner plates, 12 shallow bowls, a large meat plate, a circular dish tureen and cover, etc., together with 13 additional side plates of a different pattern More details A 19th C pink Sunderland lustre moustache cup and saucer printed with a mariner's compass, together with a cased Limoges porcelain ' Napoleon' set of book-shaped cognac decanter and six cups, a Delft pottery ship's bowl (cracked), and two plates, one inscribed to HMS Warspite More details A modern Limoges porcelain claret-ground and gilt casket and hinged cover, 23cm in length; a modern Dresden basket and a pair of modern Limoges porcelain four light green-ground and gilt candelabra Provenance: The collection of the late Ronnie Kirkwood and George Dixon.
More details A quantity of costume jewellery to include a white metal Chinese-style brooch with character mark to centre, a jet engraved elasticated bracelet, a 1970s enamel pendant marked to back ' EH.
More details Decorative ceramics - a Wedgwood Fallow Deer pattern copper lustre jug; continental gilt ceramics, Royal Winton gilt shell dish; another; Limoges porcelain printed with Angelica Kaufman type scenes; etc. More details A brass mounted oak three bottle tantalus, stamped Betjemanns patent, the tantalus (one decanter cracked), an amber tinted cut glass pedestal bowl and a large French porcelain serving plate by Bernardaud Limoges (3) More details Fifteen (15) Pc. All 9 plates with very minor wear to gilding and enamel decoration.4 plates with very small chips to the rim.1 plate with a large chip to the rim and a smaller chip.
Shipping .00 (estimate 0-0) More details A small group of enamel pill boxesto include a ' Happy Birthday ' Bilston and Battersea enamels pill box by Halcyon Days; Crummles & Co version with depicting a horse & carraige; limoges pill box depicting a frog, together with a porcelain perfume box with bottles and porcelain spirit measures etc.