LOVELY Vintage French Limoges Style Heart Shaped Porcelain Box with Lid. [headline style="16" font_size="15" align="center"…
PRESENTING A STUNNING Vintage Sevres Style Heart Shaped Perfume Box complete with 3 mini perfume bottles and bronzed mounts.
Hand-painted floral medallion on lid and floral design all over.
Cobalt blue, gold, red, pink, green and yellow …… all hand painted and decorated.
Early 20th Century, circa 1930.
Marked on the base with a scrolling “L” or “S” which we assume stands for Sevres or Limoges. We think it is more likely a Sevres style mark.
Also painted on the inside.
It is of Sevres quality but very similar to other Limoges pieces.
One of the perfume bottles even has the remnants and scent from the original perfume.
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 Sevres Style Heart Shaped Perfume Box
Provenance: Bought in Europe.
Dimensions: 2″ tall, 2.75″ deep and 2.5″ wide