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Limoges Porcelain Box: From Snuff to Sentiments

Furio, Joanne; Ross, George; Le Saux, Freddy

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ISBN 10: 0966481704 / ISBN 13: 9780966481709
Published by Lake Isle Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1998
Condition: Very Good+ Hardcover
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240pp; illustrated, for the most part in color, with more than 300 examples of antique and contemporary pieces. The popularity of these tiny boxes peaked during the reign of Louis XV (1715-74), when a controversial habit called snuffing, the inhaling of powdered tobacco, put elaborately designed tabatieres or snuffboxes into the hands and pockets of court society. Indeed, his notorious mistress Madame de Pompadour came to own a snuffbox for every day of the year, and violet scented portrait boxes were cleverly used to sniff out Napoleon loyaltists. Bookseller Inventory # 003284

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Title: Limoges Porcelain Box: From Snuff to ...

Publisher: Lake Isle Pr, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good+

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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The Limoges Porcelain Box - from Snuff to Sentiments is a beautifully illustrated history of Limoges china boxes, from their inception in the 18th century to the present-day production. Authoritative text by Joanne Furio is complemented by hundreds of great color photos by George Ross and Freddy Le Saux.

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