Limoges France Hand Painted Small Trinket Box By PPA Old Fashion Telephone Number 299 of 999. For Your Limoges Box Collection-LimogesTelephone1. A beautiful small hand painted porcelain trinket box from Limoges France. The box, which is in the shape of an old telephone with a dial, has hinged lid. The top of the telephone acts as the lid and the hinge is equipped with a flattened center to serve as a stopper for the box's lid when opened.There is a metal wire connecting the mouth piece/earpiece or receiver to the telephone. The box is made of porcelain and is brown in color with a silver colored rest for the brown and black receiver on top. This very colorful box has a hinged lid. Both top and bottom of the box are fitted with brass rings having the hinge on the back and a locking thumb piece in the form of a button attached to the front of the top portion. The box has a squared flat base on which is sits.
The inside of the box is white with the word Allo! In black on the bottom portion. The base is marked as to the origin and maker of the box written in beautiful black cursive calligraphy underglaze on the white background. This is a very nice piece from Limoges France to add to your collection of small Limoges trinket boxes. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Uncertain, but most likely sometime in the 1970s or 1980s, possibly earlier. Origin: Made in Limoges France. Size: The box is 1 3/16" by 1 3/16" at the base and is 2 5/8 high to the top of the receiver. This box weighs slightly over 1.8 ounces.Maker: PPA of Limoges France. Marks: Marked on the bottom of the box in beautiful black cursive calligraphy "Paint Main; Limoges France; PPA; 299/999 ". Suggesting this is box number 299 of a limited edition of 999 boxes with the same design. Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: A beautiful vintage piece which would make a great addition to any collection or can be used as a great gift.
Condition: The box is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, repairs or crazing. The box is generally clean and the lid closes well and tightly. A great piece to add to your collection.
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