Do you like Limoges Porcelain too?

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

If you read my blog regularly you must know that I'm into interior design, I love putting decorative items in a room. I like decorative things like limoges porcelain boxes. Do you know limoges? Limoges is hard paste porcelain that is produced in Limoges, a city in France.

French Limoges porcelain hinged boxes appeared in the early 19th century and soon became a notable collectible item amongst some of the rich people and the most discerning jewelry collectors of the time. People would often buy the Limoges hinged boxes to safely keep precious items such as gold, rings, diamonds, love letters and other valuable items inside it.
What I love about limoges porcelain is the pretty and very detailed decorations on it. Each French Limoges porcelain box was hand painted and decorated with details suiting different needs, for example: wedding themed porcelain box for wedding gift or engagement ring. People used to gift these boxes on various occasions and the manufacturers produced the Limoges porcelain boxes with various themes to suit the needs. They were usually gifted on weddings, birthdays, Christmas and other special occasions.

Here are some of my favorite Limoges Boxes from Limoges Factory:



Fashion edition ^__^ LOVE this! :


These would be perfect for my mom who loves gardening ^o^ :


And they have Cat Figurines too! Check out these really cute kitties:

Aren't they a cutie or what? I love limoges porcelain. If it weren't so expensive I would've collected it ^o^

2 comments:

Patricia said...

I sure like it now!
I´m very attracted to this images you are sharing, I´ll have to go investigate more about this porcelain...
I have a porcelain cat that belonged to my grandmother and is very loved by me, some antique marchand wanted to buy it but my father said no, that it belonged to me!
I don´t think it´s this kind because it´s not a miniature but this post reminded me of it.

TigerLily said...

@Patricia:
Wow, if some antique merchant wants to buy it that probably means you have a true authentic item in your hand. This limoges porcelain that i'm talking about is worth more than $100, maybe like $300 and up ^__^

 
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