Vintage Limoges Double Bottle Perfume Box PRESENTING A LOVELY and EXCEPTIONALLY CUTE Vintage Limoges Double…
Vintage Limoges Single Perfume Bottle Box
PRESENTING A LOVELY and EXCEPTIONALLY CUTE Vintage Limoges Single Perfume Bottle Box.
Made in Limoges, France circa 1920-30.
Marked on base as “Peint Main … Limoges France …. M.B.”.
‘Peint Main’ meaning hand painted.
The maker “M.B.” is unknown.
Beautiful pink roses on a chocolate background.
Bronze Ormolu gilt metal mounts and gold banding.
Gilt finial on top.
Clear glass bottle with gilt brass top/stopper. Held in position by a pair of bronze spring levers.
The front clasp is a ribbon bow.
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.
Vintage Limoges Single Perfume Bottle Box.
Provenance: From a Wealthy Dallas Estate.
Condition: Near Mint.
Dimensions: 2″ Wide, 2.25″ Tall and 1.5″ Deep.