|Maker||Villeroy and Boch|
|Marks||Impressed “A” “VilleroyeBoch Made in Luxembourg”|
Plain slipware bowl with flared lip flat unglazed base with notched edge. Plain harlequin gloss glaze to exterior with plain white gloss glazed interior. Stem handle attaced to lower third of bowl, angled upwards.
|Number||No number but capital “A” impressed on base|
|Length (with handle)||146mm|
|Acquisition||1 at Taupo in NZ, 3 at Oakleigh Charity shop|
|Rameking Reference Number||VAB 001-004|
In a way, Luxembourg is a bit like one of the characters from the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy that never made it to the films. For those who may not have read the books, there is a character in them named Tom Bombadil. Tom is ancient and existed before the time of the rings who have no power over him. He exists in his own land while the affairs of men and history swirl around him. I think a lot of people may see the Duchy of Luxembourg in that light. It has existed long before most of its neighbours and for the most part has been able to avoid the vicissitudes of much of European history.
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