Set of 3 Limoges Ring or Snuff Boxes

Set of 3 Limoges Ring or Snuff Boxes

PRESENTING A LOVELY and EXCEPTIONALLY CUTE Set of 3 Limoges Ring or Snuff Boxes.

Made in Limoges, France circa 1980.

Marked on base with a Limoges mark for the maker O.C. & Co..

Hand decorated.

One has beautiful royal blue, floral bouquets, one has a Courtesan scene and one is a heart shaped green and floral bouquet box …. all 3 by the same maker which is why we are selling them as a set.

Ormolu gilt metal mounts and gold banding.

The front clasp is a florette.

Also painted on the inside of lid.

PERFECT GIFT FOR YOUR SPECIAL SOMEONE !

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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


Set of 3 Limoges Ring or Snuff Boxes

Provenance: From a Wealthy Dallas Estate.

Condition: Near Mint.

Dimensions: The 2 circular ones are 2.25″ Wide, 1.6″ Tall and 2.5″ Deep.

The Heart Shaped one is 2.5″ Wide, 1.75″ Tall and 2.3″ Deep

PRICE NOW: $480 (Set)

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