Limoges Handbag with Coin Purse

Price: $318.00 Members: $286.20

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Limoges Handbag with Coin Purse

Handcrafted and hand-painted in France, this Limoges porcelain box was created especially for the Met Opera Shop. Inspired by costumes from Met Opera productions, it is fabricated in shape of a lady’s handbag and holds a matching coin purse.

Originally Limoges boxes were created to hold snuff and candies. Later they became a fashion statement and an indication of social status with the European aristocracy. Today they are used to mark life’s special occasions or collected as objects of lasting beauty. Each piece is trimmed with 22K gold and made in Limoges, France, renowned since the 1700s for its exquisite porcelain.

A Met Opera Shop Exclusive

  • Porcelain
  • 22K gold trim
  • Hinged lid
  • 2.5” W x 2.5” H x 1.25” D (handbag)
  • 0.75” W x 0.75” H x 0.25” D (coin purse)
  • Handmade in Limoges, France


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History

Met Costumes

All costumes and jewelry seen at the Met are unique works of art. The company puts on an average of 25 operas every year, with as many as 200 individual costumes featured in each of them, and works with some of world’s greatest costume designers to create unique pieces for an average of six or seven new productions per season. Everything is handmade in the Met’s own workshops, and many costumes and jewelry items from past productions, all the way back to the 1880s, are preserved in the Met Archives.

 

 

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