Limoges Heart-Shaped Chocolate Box

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Limoges Heart-Shaped Chocolate Box

Handcrafted and hand-painted in France, this Limoges porcelain box was created especially for the Met Opera Shop. It features a heart shaped box with porcelain “chocolates” inside and was inspired by L’Elisir d’Amore.

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” W x 2” H x 1.5” D
  • Handmade in Limoges, France


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History


L’Elisir d’Amore premiered at Milan’s Teatro Cannobiana in 1832. The opera is quintessential Donizetti, and one of the composer’s greatest popular successes. Nemorino, a poor peasant is in love with Adina, a wealthy landowner. Unable to summon the courage to express his feelings, he buys a bottle of special elixir from a traveling medicine man. Unbeknownst to Nemorino, the bottle holds nothing but Bordeaux wine, but the ‘Elisir’ works some magic nevertheless.

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