What an adorable gift to give for Christmas! It measures 2-5/8 in height, 2 in length and 1-5/8 deep.Thank you for looking and please take a moment to view the other items I have listed! The phrase "Peint Main"(hand-painted) or "Peint ala 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 each 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 ala 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 "TEDDY BEAR SANTA TOY CHEST Limoges-Hand Painted Trinket Box -Retired MINT" is in sale since Monday, December 27, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Boxes, Jars & Tins". The seller is "jdsail" and is located in Pebble Beach, California. 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, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, 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 and 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, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.