24kt GOLD GILT on Holy Bible, Trim & book pages. Antiqued brass bronzed filigree trim on clasp.
Hinge is snug & snaps closed perfectly. Tiniest bit of crazing on gold seen with magnifying glass. W 1 5/8 T 1 1/16 D 1 7/8. The phrase "Peint Main" (hand-painted) or "Peint a la main" (painted by hand) is a necessary marking of any authentic hand-painted Limoges box, made in FRANCE.
Artfully hand painted by premier artists using many of the same techniques that were used during their introduction in the 17th century featuring exquisite designs, superior workmanship, & ultimate attention to detail. The ornate metalwork of the Limoges box is crafted, soldered and fitted by hand. The process for making the metal band, hinge & the clasp for ea. Limoges box is a lengthy & complicated process. Every time the porcelain top & bottom of the Limoges box are fired, the shape of each piece becomes varied.Therefore, the metalwork must be fitted individually to the top & bottom piece which is different from any other piece made in the same batch. Essential attributes of an authentic Limoges box is the insignia or back stamp. Most commonly found at the base, however the piece can be signed in the interior, or on the outer surface.
Limoges boxes are made by various artists & workshops & can have various styles of signatures and/or back stamps. Boxes from the same artist or workshop may have a variety of insignia styles, as each artist hand-signs their piece.
They can have both the stamp of the manufacturing artist as well as hand-signed lettering or initials. The insignia on every authentic Limoges box must include the phrase Peint Main or Peint a la main which means the Limoges box is painted by hand. The insignia can also include Limoges France which designates the region of manufacture. The item "HOLY BIBLE LIMOGES Peint Main, FRANCE, Hand painted trinket box" is in sale since Sunday, October 31, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Boxes, Jars & Tins".The seller is "jdsail" and is located in Carmel, California. This item can be shipped to United States.