Is Short! Enjoy Its Beautiful Little Treasures!
of life’s pleasures is to behold beautiful objects and, in the ideal, to
own, display and cherish them!
French porcelain Limoges boxes are the embodiment of such
These enchanting creations afford one the opportunity to
indulge in beauty and sense the captivating elegance of the past in an
Collecting objects of beauty has been a passion shared by men and
women throughout history.
Originally, Limoges boxes were collected and proudly displayed
as a symbol of status by royalty and the nobility when they were first
created in the 18th century.
The styles and uses of Limoges boxes were initially
limited to practical objects such as snuff boxes, pill boxes, sewing
needle boxes and for some, objects to place little love notes and
secret messages to pass between lovers!
In recent times, Limoges boxes are crafted in a great variety of
styles to charm and attract every taste.
A collector with an eye for the classical style or one who
enjoys whimsical themes will find a vast selection of shapes and
designs to satisfy their collecting passion.
story of collecting these wonderful treasure boxes can vary greatly
for each collector.
What got you started could be that you received a Limoges box
as a gift.
You may have admired Limoges boxes that friends or relatives
Perhaps you had childhood keepsake boxes such as a First Tooth
or First Curl Limoges box.
Whatever captivated your fancy for collecting Limoges boxes,
here you are, a Limoges Box Collector!
are various ways to collect Limoges boxes, depending on the taste and
preference of the individual.
Below are only some of the ways these exquisite keepsakes can
By Theme ~
One method is to collect Limoges boxes that fit into one thematic
style that speaks to the taste of the collector.
You may enjoy collecting the boxes in the Classic Style, or
antique Limoges boxes.
Your Limoges box collection can illustrate your enjoyment of
Gardening, Sewing, Art, Music or the love of Animals.
Those who enjoy cooking or have a taste for wine will find a
great many captivating
Limoges boxes to portray their culinary delights.
As Keepsakes ~ Another method is to collect Limoges boxes as
keepsakes and heirlooms.
Baby Limoges boxes are a greatly popular theme to memorialize a
baby’s birth, first tooth, first haircut, and aspect related to
those special early years.
Travel Limoges boxes are another popular memorabilia for
remembering places you have traveled to.
Whether your travels have taken you to far away places or just
to the beach, you can find many Limoges boxes to memorialize each
For The Holidays ~
Special holidays are wonderful occasions to collect and display
your Limoges box treasures.
Every year you can add to your collection of Christmas Limoges
boxes with a variety of Santa Claus boxes, Snowmen, Christmas Trees
and all things Christmas.
You can collect and display Holiday Limoges boxes all year long
or change your décor for each special Holiday and display certain
boxes for Easter,
Valentine’s Day or
Rare Limoges Boxes ~ As a discerning collector, your taste may be
in the retired and rare Limoges boxes with a “wow factor”!
Certain styles of Limoges boxes such as the Walt Disney
collection by Artoria are only made for a limited time and later
become greatly-sought-after and hard-to-find.
You may enjoy Barbie Limoges boxes or boxes made for special
events or products such as the Star Wars movies or Planters’ Mr.
As An Investment
Limoges boxes make excellent investment pieces.
As each piece is crafted by hand through a laborious and
time-consuming process, each Limoges box is a miniature
art piece which increases in value with passage of time. Limoges
boxes are also valuable keepsakes to be proudly displayed and to pass
on to loved ones.