The Joy of Collecting Limoges Boxes – 5 Great Reasons to Collect Them!
Do you have exquisite taste? An eye for beauty? Do you enjoy the finer things in life? If any of these descriptions sound like you, a Limoges box collection is the perfect way to add a touch of elegance to your home décor.
What Makes a Limoges Box So Special?
Limoges porcelain boxes represent a truly unique art form. You might say that having a baby is easier than crafting a Limoges box. Just kidding, moms! However, it’s not too much of a stretch to say that the process of creating a Limoges box is laborious and time-consuming.
Picture this … in the Limoges region of France, a designer comes up with a creative idea for a Limoges box. Slowly, the idea starts to take shape and transforms from a concept to an actual physical Limoges box, painstakingly crafted from the finest porcelain.
But that’s just the beginning!
Once the Limoges porcelain box has been created, it then needs to be painted. Painting is no one-time job either … because each color needs to be fired at a different temperature, an artisan paints each color by hand, then fires it before painting the next color. For this reason, it can take weeks to finish painting a Limoges box.
When the painting is finally finished, the Limoges box still isn’t done. A specialist will then hand-cut, hand-craft, and adhere a decorative brass hinge. This is actually such intricate work that it’s considered an art form.
If this entire process goes well, a beautiful Limoges box is “born.” Of course, along the way there’s a risk a mistake could be made, and all that hard work could be lost.
Such is the life of a Limoges box — although it’s a thing of rare beauty, it doesn’t come by its good looks easily!
Why Should I Collect Limoges Boxes?
There are a number of reasons to begin a Limoges box collection:
1. Enjoy amazing Craftsmanship
If exquisite craftsmanship is important to you, you’ll love our fantastic selection of hand-picked, highest quality Limoges boxes. As we mentioned, they are an art form all to themselves, and you’d be hard-pressed to find such delicate, yet beautiful, art anywhere else.
2. Collect Art that Appreciates in Value
Many collectors enjoy collecting items that increase in value over time. That’s something that occurs often with Limoges boxes. Because each Limoges box is part of a limited edition—and some of those editions are quite small in number—it’s not uncommon for a Limoges box to double, triple, or even quadruple in a year’s time.
3. Add Beauty to Your Home Décor
The beauty of a Limoges box can enhance any home. Whether you display them singularly or group them together, Limoges boxes add a touch of whimsical elegance to any room. However you choose to showcase them, you’ll love the beauty and charm of these miniature masterpieces.
In addition to their lovely exterior, many Limoges boxes offer surprises inside. Once opened, these special Limoges boxes reveal little porcelain trinkets that enhance the desirability of the box.
4. Capture Fond Memories
Do you have a fond memory of that time you went fishing with your dad? Want to recall the shopping trip you took to Paris with your mom? Our sports Limoges boxes and travel Limoges boxes will make you recall those special memories in an instant — making them worth their weight in gold!
Helpful Hint: If you like to travel, a great way to begin your Limoges box collection is to collect Limoges porcelain boxes related to trips you’ve been on or places you plan to visit in the future!
5. Spruce Up Your Holidays
Holidays are BIG here at LimogesCollector.com! People love to collect our Limoges boxes, so they can beautify their homes for their favorite holidays. And do you know what our customers’ two favorite holidays are? Christmas and Halloween.
We offer a HUGE selection of Limoges boxes that you can display for either holiday.
For instance, our Christmas Limoges boxes include a wide selection of Christmas tree Limoges boxes, Santa Claus Limoges boxes, snowman Limoges boxes, Nativity Limoges boxes, and nutcracker Limoges boxes as well as a huge variety of other festive Christmas-related styles.
Of course, our Holiday Limoges boxes extend to all special Holidays. With Springtime comes time to refresh your home's decor with our beautiful array of Spring and Easter Limoges boxes. Each year, you can add new bunny rabbit Limoges boxes, Easter Bunny Limoges boxes, Easter Basket Limoges boxes, Easter Eggs and Egg Carton Limoges boxes, Bunny Rabbit in Carrot Limoges boxes and so much more to your collection. We continually add new Limoges styles to our selection so your collection can grow with new and beautiful Limoges styles with every visit to our website.
And while technically your birthday isn’t a holiday (sorry!), a birthday Limoges box is a beautiful way to display your “birthday spirit” during the big month.
These porcelain fine art collectibles make such precious birthday gifts that your loved ones will probably want to start their own Limoges box collections.
To make your birthday Limoges box gift extra-special, we recommend personalizing it. Our in-house artist will add a short personal note or date to your Limoges box, so your recipient enjoys the sentiment behind it even more.
As you can see, there are tons of great reasons to add a Limoges box collection to your home décor — you’ll find beauty, elegance, and a touch of whimsy make a Limoges box a perfect addition to any home.
How Can I Begin My Limoges Box Collection?
To start your Limoges box collection, we suggest you browse our extensive collection of Limoges boxes to see what captures your eye. We have over 2,300 style of Limoges boxes to choose from, so you’re sure to find something that makes your heart sing.
Once you find a Limoges box you love, we recommend personalizing it before completing the checkout process. You’ll find that we offer a number of fast shipping options, but if you’re in a real hurry, you can even have your Limoges box overnighted!
Your Limoges box will be personalized by our in-house artist right after you place your order. Your Limoges box will arrive a short time later in a special, gift-worthy presentation box with a certificate of authenticity.
And that’s it! Follow that process at least two more times and you’ll join the swelling ranks of Limoges box collectors—we can’t wait to welcome you to the Limoges family!