Limoges Pink Envelope Box with Hearts

Price: $325.00 Members: $292.50

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Limoges Pink Envelope Box with Hearts

Handcrafted and hand-painted in France, this Limoges porcelain box in the shape of a pink love letter was created especially for the Met Opera Shop. It features a hinged lid which can be opened to find two porcelain hearts inside. Inspired by the letter in the Met Opera’s production of Il Barbiere di Siviglia.

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.

A Met Opera Shop Exclusive

  • Porcelain
  • 22K gold trim
  • Hinged lid
  • 2.25” W x 1.5” D x 0.5” H
  • Handmade in Limoges, France


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History

Rossini: Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Its story of two young lovers, an elderly guardian who wants the girl for himself, and Figaro, the resourceful barber of the title make Gioachino Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia (1816) one of opera’s most beloved comedies. At the end of the first act, the leading characters, confused by what’s going on, sing about their feeling of hearing the sound of an anvil being hammered inside their heads—a turn of phrase taken literally in director Bartlett Sher’s hit Met production.

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