This site will answer
many of your questions Limoges France Collectors have been asking
themselves. Do you want to know if your Limoges piece is authentic?
Which limoges France factory did it come from? When did Limoges began
to be made in France? How is Limoges boxes different from other types
of porcelain in France? What is the history of Limoges France?
A Limoges France 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
France 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
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 France today
are used as A special gifts between lovers and friends and used for
aesthetic and symbolic value thereof.