The blue baby box has a hairline crack in the Bassinet. Otherwise, each Box is in MINT CONDITION. Has been meticulously cared for and displayed in a case.
Each unique trinket shares ALL of the Details Below used to Establish the Investment Value of a Collection like this one. The complexity of the porcelain shape can contribute to the value of a Limoges box. A simple shaped box such as a rectangular or round box with simple.
Hand-painting of the porcelain contributes the most value to the collectible Limoges box. A Limoges box hand-painted by a master artisan with elaborate designs and fine detailing has a much higher value compared to one painted by a painter with less expertise. Another factor into the value of a Limoges box is the number of colors used. The colors for painting porcelain are natural figments mixed with special mineral oils. Various colors require being fired at different temperatures and, therefore, the more colors used in painting a Limoges box necessitate much more time and effort as well as requiring many separate firings.Limoges boxes are made in numerous shapes and designs and in countless themes. Some subject matters can be more popular by seasonality, holidays, or special events. As tastes vary, collectors and gift shoppers can develop different interests based on various criteria.
Limoges boxes in certain shapes and designs can, therefore, be more valuable merely for the subject matter of the piece. All Limoges boxes are made in limited editions, whether they are marked as such or not. The majority of Limoges boxes, especially the ones made in the second part of the 20 th century up to those currently made, are made to order by importers. Many styles of Limoges boxes were made in small quantities and have become hard-to-find or rare. Limoges styles by some manufacturers who are no longer producing or factories and workshops which have closed during the past decades, may have higher values depending on style.Of course, the condition of Limoges box is a significant factor in the value of the piece. All new Limoges boxes must be in perfect condition and open and close properly. The same is expected with older and retired Limoges boxes, although some light wear is acceptable depending on the age of the piece. The majority of French Limoges boxes are completely painted by hand.
The metalwork of a Limoges box do contribute to the value of the Limoges. As described above, the metalwork for each Limoges box is cut and fitted individually by hand for each single piece. Certain shapes of boxes make the metalwork more labor intensive.
For example, a round box is easier for making the metalwork as the metal is bent around the perimeter of the opening, whereas a square or rectangular box requires the metal to be notched to fit around each corner and thus, is much more labor intensive. Some Limoges boxes not only have the metalwork around the opening of the box but in other sections as well, and some with special designs that require additional soldering and fitting. All of these factors can contribute significantly to the value of a Limoges box. With the exception of the blue Bassinet ALL are PERFECT!If you are interested in just one of the 5, please let me know! I have other themed boxes, too. The item "Lot Of 4 BABY THEMED FRENCH LIMOGE BOXES Vintage Mint Beautiful Collection" is in sale since Saturday, March 23, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Decorative Collectible Brands\Limoges\Trinket Boxes". The seller is "mwap" and is located in Pikesville, Maryland. This item can be shipped worldwide.