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.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Boxes, Jars & Tins". The seller is "jdsail" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, Korea, South, Indonesia, Taiwan, South Africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Republic of, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Kitts-Nevis, Saint Lucia, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei Darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French Guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman Islands, Liechtenstein, Sri Lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macau, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.