- Hardcover: 240 pages
- Publisher: Lake Warren Pr; 1st edition (September 1998)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0966481704
- ISBN-13: 978-0966481709
- Product Dimensions: 11.1 x 10.3 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
Publication Date: September 1998
The Limoges Porcelain Box - from Snuff to Sentiments is a beautifully illustrated history of Limoges china boxes, from their inception in the 18th century to the present-day production. Authoritative text by Joanne Furio is complemented by hundreds of great color photos by George Ross and Freddy Le Saux.
Beautiful Presentation, December 26, 2010
This book provides a very good presentation of the history of the Limoges boxes. The photos of the porcelain boxes, both old & new, and the process of making them is beautifully done. There is an added dimension with the photos of the beauty of this region. I collect Limoges boxes for myself and give them as gifts. This book is a very good reference resource in a beautiful format.
I found the book to be quite interesting, not to mention beautifully photographed. While I have to agree with some of the other reviewers that the book tends to be a bit jaded (since the author IS the President of a major Limoges distributor), it is still packed with history and facts. However, I would have preferred that it also mention current values of some of the many styles of Limoges boxes. 'Looks great sitting on the coffee table!!
Has everything a true collector would want to know., October 7, 1999
If you've been looking for a collector's book on Limoges porcelain boxes for many years like I have then you'll be overjoyed to know that someone has finally done an incredible job.
The "Limoges Porcelain Box: From Snuff To Sentiments" by Richard Sonking has everything true collectors could possibly want. This is one coffee-table book that will not gather dust. The photographs are beautiful. It will provide wonderful reading, with a wealth of information and history in addition to how the boxes are designed from start to finish.
Tre's Magnifique!!!!! Louis Mauriello,
World Press Review magazine
Only good for history, poor for collectors, September 30, 1999
The author of the book is the President of Rochard, a major producer of Limoges Boxes. If you want to learn about the history of the porcelein and painting techniques - read on. However, I wanted to learn more about the different artists and manufacturers. Mr. Sonking features only his "Rochard" boxes. Too slanted for my taste.
A beautiful book that thoroughly covers its subject., April 20, 1999
By A Customer
This beautiful book, a labor of love by the man behind Rochard Limoges, is a must have for any devoted collector of porcelain boxes. The photographs are gorgeously laid out to tell the history and show the manufacture of these exquisite collectible art objects.