Limoges France Hand Painted Trinket Box TV Watching Chair by Gerard Ribierie
Description: A beautiful and very interesting hand painted porcelain trinket box from Limoges France. The box is in the shape of a chair for watching TV. The top of the box shows the brown colored chair with a pillow on one side, a TV Guide sitting on the chair and a TV remote on its arm. The hat also has brown and gold highlights decoration as well as the pillow itself. The top of the box is the chair's back, arms, and cushion. The box has a hinged lid with the hinge equipped with a flattened center to serve as a stopper for the box's lid when opened. The entire box is colored in browns with darker brown- and gold-colored highlights. The box has a rectangular flat base that is white in the color. The box has a thumb piece with floral decoration. This is a very interesting box with a hinged lid. Both top and bottom of the box are fitted with brass frames at the edges with a hinge on the back and a locking thumb piece attached to the front of the top portion. The inside of the box is white in color with the bottom half having a hand drawn design representing eye glasses. The top half of the inside is undecorated and is white in color. The exterior bottom of the box is marked with the maker's mark in black lettering under glaze. This is a very nice piece from Limoges France to add to your collection of small trinket boxes. Please carefully review the photos presented as they are part and parcel of our description.
Date: Unknown, but most likely sometime in the 1970s or 1980s, possibly earlier.
Origin: Made in Limoges, France.
Size: The box is ~1 3/4" by~1 1/2" at the base and is ~1 3/4" at its highest. The piece weighs high on the side, and weighs about 2.9 ounces.
Maker: Gerard Ribierie.
Marks: Marked on the bottom of the base in black lettering with the words "Paint main; Li,oges; France GR" in cursive calligraphy.
Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: A beautiful and rather uncommon vintage piece which would make a great addition to any collection or can be used as a great gift.
Condition: The box is in very good condition with no chips, cracks, repairs, or crazing. The box is clean and the hinge is intact. The box is soiled and would benefit from a good cleaning, but we leave that to the discretion of the new owner. We also note that the back of the remote control on the arm of the chair was not fully painted black and shows a white spot as well as a white bottom. However, this is original to the making and does not distract from the beauty and quality of the piece. A nice piece to add to your collection. Please see photos for additional condition information and to appreciate the beauty of this box.
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