From the Limoges region of France, a very pretty porcelain , hand painted, egg shaped trinket / pill box. It has a bronze hinged frame which was nicely worked on. The maker was "Porcelain Art" ( "P A" ).
The Limoges porcelain sought by collectors today was produced by a number of factories in the Limoges region of France from the late 1700s until around 1930. Production did not cease in 1930, however. This arbitrary cutoff date simply denotes a change in the global economy when styles changed from very elaborate to more basic in design.
At one point in the 1920s, as many as 48 companies were producing beautiful porcelain pieces in the Limoges region.
Size : 5 cm. ( 2" ) long, 4 cm. ( 1 37/64" )wide and 4 cm. ( 1 37/64" ) tall.
Weight : 45 g. ( 1.6 ounces ).
Condition : very good.
A vintage Limoges porcelain/metal hinged frame trinket/pill egg box.