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Insignia, Marks & Backstamps
order to be authentic, a Limoges box must be crafted and hand-painted
entirely in the Limoges region of France. The authenticity of the
Limoges box can be determined by its backstamp markings. The
backstamps is normally found at the base or inside the Limoges box.
Limoges producers, workshops and artisans use various styles in marking
their Limoges creations. Some inscribe the Limoges by hand at the
base or inside, where space allows. Others, use a form stamp which
is applied to the Limoges under the glaze. All such forms of
inscription renders the Limoges box authentic.
designation "Limoges, France" on the backstamp is the
guarantee of the origin of manufacture. The words "Peint
Main" indicate that the Limoges box is painted by hand. Some
artists include their initials or name in the markings. If the
Limoges box is created in a limited edition, the number will also be
included in the insignia.
are some examples of Limoges insignia marks and backstamps by some of
of Reproductions, Knock-Offs and Fakes
any valuable collectible, there are many reproductions and knock-off
porcelain boxes on the market. Such boxes are manufactured in
countries other than France, especially the far east countries.
The purity of white porcelain, the detailed hand-painting and the
quality of the metalwork is discernibly lacking in knock-off porcelain
knock-offs have no markings at the base. However, some use the
name Limoges in their markings. Below are a few marks to watch out