Limoges Boxes

Authentic, hand painted Limoges Boxes, one of the largest collections.

Rochard Limoges
boxes, Artoria Limoges boxes, Limoges Imports, Chamart, Elda, PV, Limoges Diffusion are just some of the fine Limoges companies represented at Gaslight & Shadows Antiques.

The Limoges Box is a small hinged porcelain trinket box produced by Limoges factories near the city of Limoges, France that are collected worldwide made of a specialized porcelain made of a clay called Kaolin that is only found in the Limousin Region of France.

The Limoges Porcelain Box was first created in the mid-1700s during the time that Jacques Turgot, Finance Minister of King Louis XVI, gave a Royal edict to the city of Limoges, France the exclusive title to produce Royal Limoges Porcelain for the Kingdom of France. The first Limoges trinket boxes were long narrow containers that were created for scarce and expensive needles. From here, other shapes of limoges porcelain boxes evolved. The earliest were those that held thimbles and embroidery scissors and then round flat Limoges boxes were formed and used as powder boxes, and/or snuff boxes.

Visit our Limoges Box website. The website is under construction so there will be more Limoges Boxes added weekly.