Late 19C Limoges Heart Shaped Perfume Box – Hand Painted

Late 19C Limoges Heart Shaped Perfume Box.

STUNNING Limoges Heart Shaped Perfume Box complete with 3 mini perfume bottles and bronzed mounts.

Hand-painted floral medallion on lid and floral design all over.

Late 19th Century…….perfect condition !

Fully marked.

GORGEOUS EXAMPLE OF CLASSIC LIMOGES !!

LIMOGES PORCELAIN: Limoges porcelain designates hard-paste porcelain produced by factories near the city of Limoges, France beginning in the late 18th century, but does not refer to a particular manufacturer.Limoges had strong antecedents in the production of decorative objects. The city was the most famous European centre of vitreous enamel production in the 12th century, and Limoges enamel was known as Opus de Limogia or Labor Limogiae.
Limoges had also been the site of a minor industry producing plain faience earthenware since the 1730s. The manufacturing of hard-paste porcelain at Limoges was established by Turgot in 1771 following the discovery of local supplies of kaolin and a material similar to petuntse in the economically distressed area at Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche, near Limoges. The materials, which were quarried beginning in 1768, were used to produce hard-paste porcelain similar to Chinese porcelain. A manufactory at Limoges was placed under the patronage of the comte d’Artois, brother of Louis XVI, and was later purchased by the King in 1784, apparently with the idea of producing hard-paste bodies for decoration at Sèvres, although this never happened. After the French Revolution a number of private factories were established at Limoges, including Bernardaud and Haviland & Co.
‘Limoges’ is now commonly used to describe any French porcelain made in the Limoges Region.

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limoges_porcelain

Late 19C Limoges Heart Shaped Perfume Box .

Provenance: Bought in Europe.

Dimensions: 2″ tall, 2.75″ deep and 2.5″ wide

Condition: Mint.

Price Now: $275

Limoges Heart shaped Perfume

Limoges Heart Shaped Perfume Box

Limoges Heart Shaped Perfume Box Open

Limoges Heart Shaped Perfume Box - Marks

Limoges Heart Shaped Perfume Box - Bottles

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