Pretty porcelain rectangular shaped with a cake, champagne bottle, and 2 pretty gifts on top. Marked on the bottom: Chamart Peint a la main Limoges France.
Gift box as shown is included, does NOT have a coa. Measures: 2 1/4" Tall x 2 3/4" Wide. Guaranteed mint condition, we are very particular about our Limoges Boxes quality. Each Limoges Box listing will be listed only one time, we do not have multiples of any of the boxes being listed. Limoges signifies a type of porcelain crafted in Limoges, France, a region where the clay is rich with deposits of kaolin and feldspar and can produce a very desirable grade of porcelain.
Many companies manufacture these tiny hinged boxes in Limoges, France and American importers began marketing them here in the United States in the 1950's. Originally made popular in the 17th and 18th centuries, tabatieres, as they were often called, were designed to hold snuff, perfume, or tiny gifts. These charming boxes were especially favored by royalty!Today's hinged enamel boxes vary in price, quality, and exclusivity. The high-end pieces are generally produced in editions ranging from 50 to 500. Boxes today can be found in the shape or image of just about anything with themes such as Travel, Babies & Children, Love & Romance, etc. Brand new store merchandise in mint condition with original gift box. I will be listing some new and retired collectibles and giftware from the shop that I work in. All store merchandise is NEW, bought directly from the vendors. The store is stuffed full of beautiful collectibles, dolls, giftware, and just plain FUN merchandise. Some items are retired and probably now hard to find, some items are current and new - all are in brand new pristine, mint condition.
We shop the gift shows 4 times each year. We have a huge variety of gifty items and our inventory is located in a smoke-free environment.