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Creil-Montereau (1880) / Michel de l'Ormeraie anniversary (1978)
Porcelaine de Sologne (2000)
/ Porcelaine de Sologne (2001) /
Jules Verne Restaurant Ashtray

Creil-Montereau (1880)

Around 1880 the French manufacturer Creil-Montereau, produced a series of 12 plates, decorated with scenes from Tour du Monde en 80 Jours (Around the World in 80 Days). The sets of plates were issued in Green and Blue and Black.
Here are images of these plates showing 3 green examples and a full set of blue (please excuse the quality)

No. 1 (green) - Depart du Londres
No. 1 (blue) - Depart du Londres

No. 2
No. 3 - Route D'Allamabad (?)
No. 4
No. 5 - La Tempete
No. 6
No. 7 (blue) - De Yokohama à San Francisco
No. 7 (black) - De Yokohama à San Francisco
No. 8
No. 9
No. 10 (green) - Interieur des Wagon Americain
No. 10 (blue) - Interieur des Wagon Americain
No. 11 (green) - Les Sauvages
No. 11 (blue) - Les Sauvages
No. 12 (blue) - Retour a Londres

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(Just wanted to keep track of what I have!)
No. 1
..... No. 10
No. 3
No. 3
No. 11
No. 11
No. 9
No. 12

Michel de L'Ormeraie, France (1978)

In 1978 for the 150th anniversary of Jules Verne's birth, a set of plates was put out by Michel de l'Ormeraie. These plates, approx 18.5cm (7.5in), depict scenes from different Verne novels.

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Voyages Extraordinaires

Vingt milles lieues sous les mers

Un Hivernage dans les glace

L'Ile a helice

L'ile Mysterieuse

Le Pays des fourrures

L'edition des six assiettes thematiques Jules Verne
Porcelaine de Sologne, France (Fall 1999)

In the year 2000, Porcelaine de Sologne, create a set of 6 Limoges plates. These are the size of "Dinner" plates.

Here is the text from the company brochure:

Jules Verne
The Plates of "Les Voyages Extraordinaires"
Jules Verne is one of the most famous writers and one of the most widely read in the world.
From 1863, date of publication of his first novel of the series "Les Voyages Extraordinaires" to his death in 1905, Jules Verne, ofrerunner of science fiction writers, wrote more than 80 works...and took several generations of adolescents and adults on dreamlike "trips into known and unknown worlds".

His influence is immense: the first nuclear-powered submarine was called Nautilus" and one of the craters on the hidden side of the moon is called "Jules Verne". If most of his inventions or discoveries have now been achieved and even surpassed, we cannot help but ask what view this visionary would have of the coming millennium.

When Francois Deshoulieres, Chairman and Managing Director of "Porcelaine de Sologne", looked ahead to the year 2000 as a child it was, as for so many of us, a world modelled in the style of Jules Verne. We would board rockets to go shopping on the other side of the globe or for holidays on some far distant planet.

Each of the six plates illustrates a work of Jules Verne:

- From the Earth to the Moon,
- Five Weeks in a Balloon,
- Around the World in 80 Days,
- 20 000 Leagues Under the Sea,
- A Journey to the Center of the Earth,
-  Mysterious Island

They are individually presented in a special box. Thus, each plate made of Limoges porcelain is a gift from the fantastic world of Jules Verne that will delight his admirers all the more so since the series is limited to 2,000 copies numbered for each title.
At the back of each plate is indicated the title of the novel.

Porcelaine de Sologne, France
98, avenue de Vierzon - 41600 Lamotte-Beuvron (France)

This image is from the center of the reverse of one of the plates

Serie des 4 vide-poches & Serie des 4 petites assiettes
Porcelaine de Sologne, France (Fall 2000)

In fall of 2000, Porcelaine de Sologne continued the above series, releasing 2 further series, limited to 2000 sets.
1) vide-poches (rectangular plates)
2) petites assiettes (format 210mm)

This image is from the center of the reverse of one of the vides-poches

Cinq semaines en ballon
Five Weeks in a Balloon

Jules Verne Restaurant, Eiffel Tower

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