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Vintage Limoges France Hand Painted Small Trinket Box Coffee Mill or Grinder

  • $ 117.77

Description: A beautiful small hand painted porcelain trinket box from Limoges France. The box, which is in the shape of a coffee Mill or Coffee Grinder, 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 mill has gold colored handle on top. It also has a gold colored oval plaque with the word "Cafe" French for coffee. The box has a squared flat base that is not colored. The grinder is colored in red and has a thumb piece in the form of a spoon. 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 three coffee beans arranged to in "T" formation. The top half of the inside is undecorated and is white in color. 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 1/4" by ~1 1/4" at the base, ~2" high to the top of the handle, and weighs almost 1.5 ounces.

Maker: Unknown.

Marks: Marked on the bottom of the base of the box in beautiful black cursive calligraphy "Paint Main AF Limoges France" under glaze.

Distinguishing Characteristics - Most Interesting About The Piece: A beautiful 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. 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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