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    Posted 3 years ago

    kwqd
    (834 items)

    This is one of those items that makes me wish I could show more images as there is so much going on with this little box. I paid a dollar or two for this at an upscale thrift shop a few years ago and at the time I found a few images of similar boxes fairly easily. Not so now. It measures about 2 3/8" long x 1 5/8" wide x 1 3/4" high. Does anyone know who made this box?

    From: http://www.groundstrike.com/info/about_limoges_boxes.htm

    Limoges Boxes
    Contrary to popular belief, Limoges (pronounced "le moje") boxes are not produced by one big company called "Limoges, Inc." Limoges is both a city and a region in France, and porcelain works of art from this region can be designated, by French law, as "Limoges Porcelain". In this region, a number of artists and craftsmen, some working independently, and others working as part of a larger factory, produce the boxes known as "Limoges boxes".
    ....
    Limoges boxes are marked to indicate the level of hand painting. Peint Main or Decor Main means the box is completely hand painted. Boxes marked Rehausse Main have been decorated with a combination of transfer painting and hand painting. The initials/marks on the bottom of each box will sometimes vary since we acquire our boxes through many different sources, but the degree of hand painting will always be consistent among samples of the same box.

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Gorgeous limoges box, the seal is beautiful, and I love that golden fish clasp
    2. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      I thought that you would like that!
    3. truthordare truthordare, 3 years ago
      Cute fish in the box, drawn for the seal. Good information Kevin, this comes in handy, especially when you come across a Limoge with no S, you know it's a repro. Thanks for posting.
    4. kwqd kwqd, 3 years ago
      Thanks for loving my Limoges box!

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