Featured Large Limoges Porcelain trinket box - need some translation help please.

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by bercrystal, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    I have deciphered most of what is written on the bottom of this piece, but I can't figure out the words just before Paris France.

    So far I got drawn & painted entirely by hand by ---- Paris France.

    I am assuming it is possibly the artists name, but I can't figure it out.

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    Thanks for any & all advice or opinions!! :happy::happy::happy:
     
  2. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

  3. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    Thank you so much INH!!!! :kiss::kiss:

    I would have never guessed that the first letter of that word was a "T". :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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  4. SBSVC

    SBSVC Well-Known Member

  5. i need help

    i need help Well-Known Member

    You’re Welcome, :)
     
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  6. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    I just wanted to make sure that the letter for dating this box is an L & that would correspond to the year 1946.
     
  7. dgbjwc

    dgbjwc Well-Known Member

    That would be the way I would interpret it. I have always been fond of Le Tallec boxes. As it becomes less and less common to find hand painted porcelain items Le Tallec keeps chugging along. I have some scattered around here somewhere. I have a room where I intend to display my French porcelain collection but I never seem to get around to getting it organized. And now that the ceiling has fallen in (literally) it may take me even longer to get anything done.

    Unless I am missing it, I don't see the Limoges mark. Regardless they do not tend to hold the same appeal to most Limoges box collectors as the boxes actually made and decorated in a Limoges studio. They do have appeal to an aspirational market as boxes with a Tiffany or Bonwit Teller connection seem to get higher prices. These are also one of the few items you can list on eBay that can still generate multiple bids. It's a lovely box.
    Don
     
  8. bercrystal

    bercrystal Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the confirmation Don! :kiss::kiss:

    There is no Limoges mark on it as far as I can see.

    I feel for you on you plans for your French porcelain room. I have the same problem with my perfume bottles. :bag::bag:

    Although they are all in cabinets, I need to rearrange the bottles on some of the shelves so that they display better. I also got a huge brass & glass table top display recently that is going to be perfect for my Czech filigree bottles, but I just can't seem to get around to moving them from the multiple small ones. :(:rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
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  9. dgbjwc

    dgbjwc Well-Known Member

    It sounds lovely! I have a very small collection (about a half-dozen) French bottles and one tiny filigree and rhinestone Czech bottle.
    Don
     
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