ANTIQUE FRENCH LIMOGES NAPOLEON GOLD BEE WHITE PORCELAIN TRINKET BOX signed. This is a Highly Collectable, Superbly-Crafted, Hand Painted Limoges Napoleon Gold Bee and Laurel Leaf decorated White Porcelain Trinket Box, it has wonderful gold gilt mounts and a beautiful gold flower clasp. This Limoges Napoleon Gold Bee Trinket Box is in Excellent Condition. To the base it retains it's original retailers label and is signed, when opened you will see a lovely white enamel interior, they have even added a small gilt section on the hinge to stop the lid opening to far, its beautiful, the quality of the craftsmanship is superb as you would expect being crafted by Limoges France, It is so very tactile and once picked up has the most wonderful feel, it is a wonderful example of a fine quality Limoges Napoleon Gold Bee Trinket Box, this will add something very special to any collection, my photos dont do it justice.
One of his well known emblems is the bee. Napoleon borrowed the emblem from French royals who had been employing the symbolic bee in their coats of arms since 1600's.
The bee represented life and immortality. Napoleon deposed of the Fleur-de-Lis and incorporated the bee into his regalia. By doing so, he intended to establish a distinct royal symbol attributable to him and his empire. 2-1/4 inches across, 2-1/4 inches deep, nearly 1 inch high.
Excellent condition, with some wear to the gilt mounts. All Antique silver items will show some signs of wear, which only adds to the history of the object..... The item "ANTIQUE FRENCH LIMOGES NAPOLEON GOLD BEE WHITE PORCELAIN TRINKET BOX signed" is in sale since Sunday, May 13, 2018. This item is in the category "Antiques\Silver\Solid Silver\Other Solid Silver". The seller is "silver_antiques_uk" and is located in United Kingdom.This item can be shipped worldwide.