Limoges Ballet Shoes Miniature Box

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Limoges Ballet Shoes Miniature Box

Painted by skilled artisans, this enchanting Limoges porcelain round box is adorned with pink and gilt trimmed ballet slippers and finished with a pearlescent glaze.

Each one-of-a-kind, collectable miniature is handcrafted with a metal hinge and clasp designed for holding small treasures securely.

A special gift for lovers of ballet like the many classical dance productions performed at Lincoln Center.

  • A Met Opera Exclusive
  • Made of porcelain
  • Hand-painted
  • Handcrafted
  • Made in France



In classic or contemporary ballet, dancing may tell a story, express a mood, or simply reflect the music in movement. Ballet as part of staged performances originated in the Italian Renaissance courts of the 15th and 16th centuries and from there spread to France. The creation of classical ballet as we know it today occurred during the reign of the art-loving French king Louis XIV in the mid-17th century. During the Romantic era, ballet technique evolved to express new ideas, most notably with women dancing en point, or on their toes, allowing them to appear weightless and otherworldly.
Among the choreographers who helped bring ballet into the modern age by exploring new visual and dramatic styles are George Balanchine, Antony Tudor and—bridging the worlds of classical dance and Broadway—Agnes de Mille and Jerome Robbins.



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