Display as an Object d' Art! This 2-Piece Set is a very fine example of Limoges porcelain by the makers and design studios Limoges in France. The Beautiful & Elegant Floral Cigarette Case stands 5-1/4" Tall x 2-1/4" Wide. The case shows gold at the top, around the middle and encircling the base. The band around the middle is decorated with swirls & dots. The heavy gold leafing of the two pieces, adds richness to the matched Set.
The round center motif features a floral arrangement in colors of dark blue, orange, yellow, magenta, pink, white & green on a crisp white background. A pretty baby blue bow is decorated on its edges with tiny polka dots. The motif is bordered with a gold leaf round border & another border of what resembles a laurel wreath.
The Matching Tray mimics the case in its hand- painted design and measures 4-3/4" in diameter with a wide gold rim.
Signature/Marks: The set displays an early "Limoges France" green mark.
The hinge is in perfect working order. The clasp is a shell design with fancy flourishes. The case snaps tightly closed but please note that the clasp is slightly bent. A price reduction has been taken for the slight bend in the clasp and is reflected in the stated price.
There is no information as to the Limoges Artist but Looking at the high quality and naturalistic appearance of this work - he/she was a master.
This beautiful niche Set was perfect for the growing U.S. smoking market during the early part of the 19th Century. It was a badge of wealth to be able to smoke fine cigars or cigarettes, as gentlemen often did.
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