Limoges boxes are hand crafted by artists from the Limousine region of France. Once the porcelain is has been fired and has finished its time in the kiln, it is hand painted. A hinge and clasp are added to create the finished product. Limoges box collectors usually look for a back-stamp to prove its authenticity.
The Limoges box was originally created to hold snuff. Yes, that’s right! They were snuff boxes which were all the rage. Now these boxes are collected because their exquisite details make them truly admired collectibles.
Limoges boxes can be found in a variety of shapes. Of course, there are traditional trinket boxes, but there are now some very whimsical boxes like the Mickey and Minnie Mouse boxes. There are also Limoges boxes to commemorate life events such as the birth of a child, a marriage, or different holidays.