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The process begins with
the creation of a mold. The porcelain paste is then poured
into the mold. Once it is dry it takes the the shape of the
object that was intended. The two parts of the box, the lid
& the body ,are then dried and fired in a Kiln. The
next step is to glaze the porcelain and to fire it for a second
time. In this process the box loses some volume, which is the
why no TWO BOXES ARE IDENTICAL in size.
Once the box is ready
the two parts (lid & body) are decorated by hand by the artist,
or sometimes they are prints. Hand decorating is several
stages and takes sometime, while the printing is much faster.
Once the decorating is complete the two parts of the box are know
placed together with a metallic bond. The boxes are placed
together using wooden
mallets. The boxes
are hinged and complemented with a lovely
last step is the most significant & important one we all look
for before we even Dare buy a Limoges,Insignia ,"hand painted in
Limoges ",or "Peint Main",Limoges, France",or "hand decorated in
Limoges","Fabriquee et decoree main", it all depends on the artist and
most of all the Factory.