Limoges Trinket Box

Trinket boxes date way back. In the 18th century, people inhaled a substance called "snuff". Snuff is a tobacco that has been ground up very finely. Although this habit sounds strange to us today, it was indeed the rage! Of course, since the snuff was such a finely ground up substance, they needed little boxes in which they could store it.

Porcelain was used to make the trinket boxes. Snuff, being a habit of the richer citizens, was a money-making endeavor for not only the manufacturers of the tobacco. Snuff boxes were made so that the snuff users would be able to color coordinate them with different outfits.

In the 1920s, Charles Sinclair brought Limoges Trinket boxes to the United States. All of the boxes he introduced to the country were hand painted by an artist that specialized in painting this type of material. Now the boxes are considered vintage and used as home decor.

Today, the Limoges snuffboxes are now called trinket boxes. They can be used to store small pieces of jewelry which fit perfectly into the boxes. Pendants, earrings, rings, any type of small items can be stored in a Limoges trinket box. The boxes come in different designs and shapes such as instruments and figurines.

VINTAGE LIMOGES BANANA TRINKET BOX ROSE GOLD HAND PAINTED IN FRANCE
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LIMOGES PEINT MAIN RARE MAGIC TOP HAT WITH RABBIT INSIDE TRINKET BOX
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Peint Main Tiny Round Floral Porcelain Limoges Trinket Box
Peint Main Tiny Round Floral Porcelain Limoges Trinket Box

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Limoges Romance Peint Main Heart trinket box flowers gold signed Hand Painted
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Limoges France Hand Painted Porcelain Folded Blue Denim Jeans Trinket Box
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La Seynie Limoges Floral Basket Art Deco Vanity Candy Bowl Trinket Dresser Dish
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Authentic Vintage Le Seynie Peint Main Foliate Floral Limoges Egg Trinket Box
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Limoges France Hand Painted Signed French Rochard Flower Box Trinket
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LANTERN STYLE TRINKET BOX
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