Limoges Cat with Phonograph and Record

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Limoges Cat with Phonograph and Record

This charming Limoges porcelain box is handcrafted in the form of a music-loving cat, cranking the handle of an antique phonograph. A tiny, decorative record, sized to fit the turntable brings a touch of whimsy.

Made exclusively for the Met, each one-of-a-kind miniature is hand-painted and edged in 22k gold by skilled artisans.

Like the original Limoges boxes of the 1700s, this one opens to reveal a small compartment for securing small cherished items. Today these treasures are used to mark life’s special occasions or collected as objects of lasting beauty.

  • A Met Opera Exclusive
  • Limoges porcelain
  • Hand-made
  • Hand-painted
  • 22k gold trim
  • Decorative record included as a separate piece
  • 2” L x 1.25” W x 2” H
  • Made in France


Music Notes

Most Western music is based on a system of notation that evolved around 1600 out of earlier practices. The starting point for any opera is the full score, which contains all individual voices and instruments arranged in a specific order on the page. The written music—representing the sounds a composer creates in his head—then comes to life performed by singers onstage and played by the orchestra.



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