About the Limoges Box
The Limoges Box has become very popular over the past few years and who can blame collectors for flocking to the limoges box? The detailed limoges box designs appeal to just about everyone.
Art lovers, miniature lovers and lovers of whimsy all find the porcelain limoges boxes just delightful to look at. The designs of the limoges box encompass everything -- food, animals, hearts, clothing, travel, etc. It would be hard to look at a collection of the limoges box and not find one that has some meaning to you.
But the limoges box is not a new collectible, it
has been around since
the 18th century. The discovery of Kaolin clay near Limoges France in
the 1700's created a new industry in France -- hard paste Porcelain
that enbled the creation of the limoges box. (Which up to that time was
a highly secret process in China.) Prior to this discovery it was soft
paste porcelain which made a extremely fragile box and had no staying
Originally the limoges box was considered apart of ones wardrobe. The limoges box was carried in one 's pocket like a fancy cigarette case. In the 20th century the limoges box became popularly used as a pill box. But for the most part it is used today is used as A special gifts between lovers and friends and used for aesthetic and symbolic value thereof.
Today, Limoges boxes are collected all over the World, but more than just a Collectible, each one carries a very personal meaningful message. The limoges box symbolizes important positive moments in our life: Love, Passion, Celebration, Holidays... it will give the joy of the most important days of our life, and a way to remember it for ever.
There are dealers who import Limoges procelain boxes from France. These importers sometimes even design a great number of boxes. A decent source of Limoges boxes is Limoges Boutique or Limoges Boxes where you will find only the highest end Limoges Boxes in a million shapes and themes.