Did you know...



  • Did you know... each Limoges Box is unique?

  • Did you know... the production of porcelain was refined in France?

  • Did you know... Limoges is a city in France?

  • Did you know... each Limoges box is hand-painted?

  • Did you know... Limoges boxes are collectors items?

  • Did you know... porcelain is made using a white clay called kaolin?

  • Did you know... Limoges boxes were first used as snuffboxes?

  • Did you know... Limoges porcelain was first made over 200 years ago?

  • Did you know... Limoges boxes are classified as 'decor' or 'whimsical'?

  • Did you know... Limoges boxes are made from 'hard-paste' porcelain?

  • Did you know... Limoges is famous for it's porcelain?

  • Did you know... porcelain was first made in China?

  • Did you know... there were four main porcelain factories in 18th century France?

  • Did you know... porcelain was cherished simply for it's unblemished white color?

  • Did you know... Limoges boxes were used for a variety of purposes?

  • Did you know... the colors used to decorate a box are clues to its age?

  • Did you know... each porcelain factory has it's own stamp which can be found on pieces they produce?

  • Did you know... a company's recipe for porcelain was it's most valuable secret?

  • Did you know... French snuffbox manufacturers were notorious for copying each other's designs?

  • Did you know... the oldest snuffboxes are Chinese, dating back to about 1500 BC?

  • Did you know... the oldest known European box resembling a snuffbox, made circa 1380, was a boite-a-rouge, used to hold face powder or rouge?

  • Did you know... Ladies used to carry portraits of their lovers on the inside lid of their snuffboxes?

  • Did you know... the French established fourteen steps for proper snuff-taking from boxes?

  • Did you know... there were 'secret' snuffboxes in which the image on the box would change when exposed to heat?

  • Did you know... the highest price ever paid for a porcelain snuffbox was $91,347 in an auction?