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Villeroy & Boch introduces special-edition tureen

A new interpretation of a 1778 tureen has been created by the descendant of Pierre-Joseph Boch 

Art and artistic design created at the interface of past and present have always been a hallmark of the organisation and brand of Villeroy & Boch. Abrupt changes in style and the breaking of new design ground have repeatedly resulted in the emergence of the unexpected and innovative.

This is the background against which Villeroy & Boch is presenting highly exclusive ceramic (art) objects brought into being by members of the founding families of Villeroy and Boch, who are reinterpreting traditional forms to successfully combine tradition with modernity.

The first of these art objects is Lucia’s, a strictly limited special edition that is based on a showcase tureen dating from the year 1778. Pierre-Joseph Boch designed the tureen in pure white with rocaille ornamentation. 

There are only ten known examples of the tureen, to be found in the Château de Septfontaines in Luxemburg, in the Villeroy & Boch museum of ceramics and in the hands of the family or private individuals. 

Nine generations later Pierre-Joseph Boch's descendant, Lucia Quiqueran-Beaujeu, has brought new life to the historical form. In homage to the organisation's fine tradition of floral décors the artist has created a complex colourful décor that surprises with its extremely avant- garde composition.

Lucia’s is created by hand using the 'méthode traditionnelle'. Each extremely high- quality piece is completely unique and represents worldwide one of the most valuable collector's pieces available from the House of Villeroy & Boch.

New interpretation by the descendant of Pierre-Joseph Boch – Lucia’s, an extravagant showcase tureen and true collector's piece.

Villeroy & Boch
Villeroy & Boch with Head Office in Mettlach/Germany has production plants located in Europe, Mexico and Thailand. The product range includes articles from three domains: Bathroom & Wellness, Tableware and Tiles. With more than 265 years of company history behind it, today Villeroy & Boch is a European Lifestyle brand active in 125 countries.

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