Useful wares were produced with his cousin, Thomas Wedgwood and bear the WEDGWOOD ma In 1860 the Wedgwood factory started marking its wares with the date of manufacture impressed in each piece as part of a three letter code.

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Later, like many towns and cities in Gaul, it was renamed after the tribe (here the Lemovices) whose chief town it was; "Lemovices" subsequently evolved into "Limoges", and "Lemovicinus" for the area around changed into "Limousin".

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) is a city and commune, the capital of the Haute-Vienne department and the administrative capital of the Limousin in west-central France.Limoges boxes make perfect gifts for Weddings, Anniversaries, Engagement, Birthdays, Bar Mitzvahs, Bat Mitzvahs, Baby Showers, Newborns, Christmas, Valentine's Day, Easter, Halloween, and Chanukah.We also customize and develop pieces for corporate clients and custom orders.Limoges is known for its medieval and Renaissance enamels (Limoges enamels) on copper, for its 19th-century porcelain (Limoges porcelain) and for its oak barrels which are used for Cognac and Bordeaux production. Scarce remains of pre-urban settlements have been found in the area of Limoges.The capital of the Gaulish people of the Lemovices, who lived in the area, was probably either near Villejoubert, some kilometres south-east of Saint-LĂ©onard-de-Noblat, or St Gence, just west of Limoges.The city proper was founded as Augustoritum by the Romans, around 10 BC: "rito-" is Gaulish for "ford".