This is another fine Limoges, France pill box I have to offer. This brightly colored confectionery stand has candy in various forms on display as well as a brightly striped canopy over the stand. Made by Artoria, a production factory since 1970, this fine piece is in excellent condition. Open the ribbon clasp and a green candy on a stick is revealed hand painted on the bottom. This is a wonderful hand painted numbered 140 on the bottom. This measures 1 3/4' by 1 5/8" at the base and 2" all to the top of the back of the canopy. Marked Artoria, Peint Main (hand painted), Limoges, France and no. 140 and the artists initials FB. In excellent condition with no paint loss or chipping and cracking of the porcelain.
I have always had an affinity for small pill type boxes. My love of small pill type boxes is well known. Whether the medium is porcelain, mixed metal, sterling silver, wood etc., I have a great collection of these as one can see in my store here at Ruby Lane. Limoges porcelain boxes especially, as you can tell by the great numbers I have to offer. These are highly collectible and make great gifts!!