A beautiful small round-shaped hand painted porcelain trinket box from Limoges France. The box has hinged lid with the hinge equipped with a flattened center to serve as a stopper to for the box's lid when opened.The lid has a cat curled up and sleeping on a pink pillow on a yellow background. The cat has black whiskers and a pink nose. It also has a pink bow on the back of its neck. This very colorful box has a hinged lid. Both top and bottom of the box are fitted with brass rings having a hinge on the back and a locking thumb piece in the form of a flower attached to the front of the bottom portion.
The box has a round bottom also colored in yellow. The inside of the box is white and undecorated but has the origin and maker of the box written in beautiful black cursive calligraphy on the white background of the bottom portion. This is a very nice piece from Limoges France to add to your collection of small trinket boxes.
Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description. Date: Uncertain, but most likely sometime in the 1970s or 1980s, possibly earlier. Origin: Made in Limoges France. Size: The box is 1 3/8" in diameter and is 1 1/4" high to the top of the cat's back.This box weighs slightly less than an ounce. Maker: Rochard of Limoges France. Marks: Marked on the bottom of the inside of the box in beautiful black cursive calligraphy "Limoges France; Paint Main; ROCHARD".
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: A beautiful vintage piece which would make a great addition to any collection or can be used as a great gift. Condition: The box is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, repairs or crazing.
The box is clean and the lid closes well and tightly. A great piece to add to your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of this box. Note, packages going overseas can take as long as 3 to 4 weeks to reach their destination, so please be patient and allow sufficient time for your item to reach you. Failure to follow these simple terms will be construed as your desire not to complete the sale.
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