The first Limoges boxes were made in the mid-1700s in the city of Limoges, France. Ever since, the exquisite little porcelain trinket boxes have been prized and avidly collected. Genuine Limoges boxes are still hand-painted, finely detailed, fitted with brass hinges and a decorative clasp, signed by the artist, and marked with the words "Peint Main, Limoges, France." Tucked inside this treasure is a tiny porcelain artist's palette. 2½"w x 1"h x 2½"d. Comes with a small display easel. Allow 2-3 weeks. Item can only be shipped within the Continental US.