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Limoges Miniatures at a Miniscule Price

Finding Limoges boxes in this minuscule size is not an easy thing. Only a few makers do them because doing them takes artists of exceptional skill. The detail in these tiny figures is truly amazing. If you examine them with a magnifier, as I did, you will be astonished at the things you see. The Mouse in The House Box has an entire room, completely furnished, painted on the base of the box. The space in which it is painted is 1 1/4 inches by 1/4 inch in height. The Little Lady Boxes show every detail of their clothing and inside each box is a carrot with its leafy greens still attached. I can't even begin to imagine how the artist managed to put such detail into such a minute space. For those of you who love little-- tiny-- minuscule --miniature --bantam--dainty-- lilliputian -- microscopic--petite--wee boxes--these are for you. Enjoy! Sorry, the following item is no longer available.
A. The Mouse and His House Box. The detail on this box is astonishing. An entire room is painted on the very small base of this box. Further, there is a painted doorway through which you can see the kitchen of the house. The whole box is only 1 1/4 inches by 1 1/4 inches. How the artist managed this I haven't a clue but it is all there. Retail: Upwards of $155.00. Our price: $139.90.

Meet Millicent and Maryann Lapin, Les Soeurs Deux. (Rabbits by any name.) They are boxes but to me they seem like little people, they have such personalities. They are absolutely adorable and perfect in every detail; each wearing her huge picture hat with her tiny ears peeking out the back and a variety of fruits on the crown.Both are carrying their little bag of necessaries and each is munching on a beet. Inside, a carrot and the clasp, a flower. They remind me of a friend who never left home without food in her purse. She's over that now. They, obviously, are not.

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B. Millicent
is in the blue hat.

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C. Maryann Lapin
is in the yellow hat.
Take your pick or take both.
Retail: Upwards of $111.00. Our price: $99.90 each. New
(The fronts of each box are shown on the left and the backs are shown on the right)

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D. Meet Tweetie Cat, The Tiniest Cat Box. Certainly the tiniest that we have. It is minute, the entire box is 1 by 1 1/8 inches. Very tiny. How they manage to do a cat that looks like a cat on such a tiny box is beyond me but, mine not to reason why. This little kitty has white feet, a white tip to her tail and a white face and tummy. A tuxedo cat is what black and whites are called now. On the box is green grass and here and there, flowers. Inside the skeletal remains of her dinner and the clasp, a mouse! Retail: About $78.00. Our price: $69.90. NEW.

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E. The Panda Bear on The Drum Box. If you are wondering why the Panda Bear is marked in black as he is, there is a lovely tale that I will relate to you. Many centuries ago the Grandfather of all Pandas died. The Panda Children and Grandchildren, as a sign of respect, daubed ashes on their arms. When the Grandfather Panda had been laid to rest, the other pandas hugged and comforted each other, they were all so sad, and as they did this the ashes darkened the fur around theirs necks, covered their limbs, left circles of black around their eyes and where they had covered their ears, the better to not hear each other's wailing and moaning, their ears turned black. They mourn forever the first of the Giant Pandas. Retail: Upwards of $115.00. Our price: $102.90. NEW

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F. This Cat's a Basket Case Box. Isn't this a cutie? A curled up kitty atop a tiny basket. Not much to say about this because the picture says it all. The box is 1 1/4 by 1 1/2 inches. How they managed to get all of this into that little space is beyond me but they did and it is a cute box. Great price, too. Retail: About $139.00. Our price: $125.90. NEW

G. The Wise Old Owl and His Geometry Book. The way I remember it, you had to be a Wise Old Owl to understand it. Retail: Upwards of $120.00. Our price: $102.90.

H. The "Wee" Little Piggy Box. Remember "This little piggy went to market, and this little piggy stayed home, and this little piggy cried, wee, wee, wee and ran all the way home." Inside, a tiny fence that should have kept him home. The clasp, a flower. Retail: Upwards of $120.00. Our price: $102.90.

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I. Blaze, the Colt Box. He's very young, and all legs. But isn't he a beauty? One day he will grow up and win "The Derby", maybe "The Triple Crown". For now all he's won is a place in our catalog. Not bad for starters. Retail: Upwards of $120.00. Our price: $102.90.

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