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This is a gorgeous hand-painted Porcelain Hinged Heart, made by Limoges in France. Probably from the 1970's?
It is hand painted on both sides with a beautiful floral design (each side is different), and the inside says "Limoges France" on one side, and a small flower on the other side. It is wrapped in an intricate decorated brass edging and clasp and hinges. The clasp holds very well.
Size: about 3 inches across.
Would probably have been used to hold a small trinket or piece of jewelry, hair pins, etc, or to hold pills.
Condition: in good vintage condition, although please note there is a hairline crack across the porcelain on the underneath side. It is not really visible under the floral design, but can be seen if you look closely on the inside (see the photo showing the "Limoges France" stamp). The brass band is firm and the porcelain does not move. It will be packed extremely well for shipping so as to minimize any possibility of additional damage.