This is a fine example of an early T & V Limoges France 1900's hand painted Portrait Dresser Box.
The gorgeous Dresser Box or Casket measures 6-1/4" wide & 3-1/2" tall. The Dresser Box displays a large hand painted Portrait of "Queen Louise of Prussia" against a powder blue background. Heavy raised scroll gold encircles the entire Portrait enhancing and adding beauty to the Box. The regal background color of deep lavender adds an attractive richness to the the Box.
Duchess Louise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (Luise Auguste Wilhelmine Amalie; 10 March 1776 – 19 July 1810) was Queen consort of Prussia as the wife of King Frederick William III. The couple's happy, though short-lived, marriage produced nine children, including the future monarchs Frederick William IV of Prussia and German Emperor Wilhelm I.
Queen Louise legacy became cemented after her extraordinary 1806 meeting with French Emperor Napoleon I at Tilsit – she met with the emperor to plead unsuccessfully for favorable terms after Prussia's disastrous losses in the Napoleonic Wars. Already well loved by her subjects, their meeting led Louise to become revered as "the soul of national virtue". Her early death at the age of thirty-four "preserved her youth in the memory of posterity", and caused Napoleon to reportedly remark the king "has lost his best minister". The Order of Louise was founded by her grieving husband four years later as a female counterpart to the Iron Cross. In the 1920s conservative German women founded the Queen Louise League.
The Portrait Dresser Box is in very good condition and totally free of chips, cracks, or other damage with some light wear.
The Dresser Box displays an early "T & V France" Limoges mark.
The beautiful and striking colors of the Queen Louise Portrait Dresser Box makes her just perfect for a vanity, bath, dresser, table or counter.
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