Collectors have been asking themselves. Do you want to know if your
Limoges piece is authentic? Which factory did it come from? When did
Limoges began to be made? How is Limoges boxes different from other
types of porcelain? What is the history of Limoges?
A Limoges Box is a small hand-painted box made of Limoges Porcelain
that has been man-made in Limoges France. The Limoges Hinged Box was
invented in Paris in the early 1700's, and were popular among the
French aristocracy as snuffboxes. The Limoges Box virtually disappeared
around the French Revolution and came forth again in the 1840's as the
aristocracy once again began to build. During the Victorian Era the
pieces lost popularity again until the 1970's.
Snuff went out of style long ago. These boxes have developed into a
friendship and love collectible decorative objects.
Originally snuffboxes were considered apart of ones wardrobe. They were
carried in one 's pocket like a fancy cigarette case. In the 20th
century they became popularly used as pillboxes. But for the most part
Limoges today are used as A special gifts between lovers and friends
and used for aesthetic and symbolic value thereof.
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