It is purple, blue and white colored, and is hand decorated with 22K gold trim. This is a great piece for cat collectors. On the bottom, it is marked Peint Main (hand painted) Limoges, France. It has the French Accents mark and is numbered 290 / 300.
This was made by French Accents, one of the premiere Limoges Ateliers of the day. As you know, authentic boxes from Limoges France are very hard to find, as the market has been flooded with cheap imitations. We stand by the quality and authenticity of all of our boxes, and each one comes with a certificate of authenticity.The Limoges Box is type of small hinged porcelain trinket box produced by Limoges porcelain factories near the city of Limoges, France. They are made of hard paste porcelain and collected worldwide.
Limoges porcelain boxes were first created in the mid-18th century after Jacques Turgot, Finance Minister of King Louis XVI, gave a Royal edict to the city of Limoges, France the exclusive right to produce Royal Limoges porcelain for the Kingdom of France. The first Limoges trinket boxes were long narrow containers that were created for expensive needles. From here, other shapes of Limoges porcelain boxes evolved.The earliest were those that held thimbles and embroidery scissors and then round flat Limoges boxes were formed and used as powder boxes, and/or snuff boxes. Under Louis XIV these small boxes were used to hold a lock of lady's hair or small poem.
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