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Vintage Limoges Trinket Box - Tomato

Vintage Limoges Trinket Box - Tomato

$75.00

Limoges trinket boxes have a long and fashionable history dating all the way back to the mid-1700s. The small, hinged boxes were tiny, labor-intensive works of art made with impeccable craftsmanship and hand-painted in exquisite detail. These curious little artifacts have held a number of fashionable uses over the ages: under Louis XIV these small boxes were used to hold a lock of lady's hair or small poem, but were more commonly used as snuff boxes, and later as pill boxes or simply as decorative figurines. They are still sought after today for their romance, nostalgia, and fine beauty.

This whimsical example of a sun-ripened tomato just picked from the garden is hand-painted with the juiciest tomato red. With a busy bee clasp, this absolutely charming tomato trinket box is sure to bring the joys of gardening to your collection.


Strictly one-of-a-kind and subject to prior sale. 2 1/8" H x 2 3/8".

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