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Limoges France Hand Painted Trinket Box Wide Rim Traveling Hat By Parry Vieille

  • $ 147.77

Description: A beautiful and very interesting small hand painted porcelain trinket box from Limoges France. The box is in the shape of a wide rim traveling hat of days gone by. The top of the box shows the top of the traveling hat with a brown colored center button on top and w ide rim decorated with stickers of cities visited; namely, Paris and New York. The hat also has a brown ribbon along the intersection of the bowl of the hat and its rim. The ribbon is tied into a knotted bow with its ends resting on the rim. There is also the image of a pocket on the bowl, presumably to keep small valuables. 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 beige or khaki with brown highlights and black dots. The box has a round flat base that is white in the color. The box has a thumb piece in the form of a knotted bow. 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 bottom portion. The inside of the box is white in color with the bottom half having a hand drawn design representing a necktie. 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. 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 ~2 3/8" in diameter, ~1 1/2" high on the side, and weighs almost 2.5 ounces.

Maker: Parry Vieille.

Marks: Marked on the bottom of the base in black lettering with the Parry Vieille maker's mark consisting of the letters PV in the center of the words "LIMOGES FRANCE MARQUE DEPOSEE" forming an oval with the words "Paint Main" under it.

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. There is remnants of an old price label on the bottom of the box can be seen in as light yellow color, which we believe can be cleaned but we leave that to the discretion of the new owner. 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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