The tableware

he tableware had two functions: to serve the food and to show the wealth of the house. Its fragility and the fashion influences made its renewal necessary and led to the downgrading of some types of tableware over time.

In the 19th century in Périgord, the people had earthenware, pewter, and china tableware at their disposal, according to their means.

It could be produced locally by the Beauronne potters for the peasants or by pewterers, in the small earthenware factories in Bergerac, Sainte Foy la Grande, Le Fleix, Montpeyroux, Mussidan, Périgueux, Thiviers or in Bordeaux large earthenware factory or in Limoges and Paris large porcelain manufactures.