This fine porcelain trinket box is by the 19th century French firm of Samson, Edmé & Cie and is a reproduction of an 18th century soft paste original by Chantilly. Louis Henri de Bourbon, prince de Condé, founded the Chantilly porcelain works in Oise, France where it was in operation from 1730 to 1800. The firm was justly famous for its adaptions of Japanese ceramics, particularly Nabeshima ware, a very fine form of Arita pottery which drew upon Japanese fabric designs, often characterized by the free use of empty space and decorated with delicate plant and animal motifs. Samson was well known for copying earlier ceramics from various sources for collectors and museums. While some historians believe Samson intended to fool the buyer, the quality of much of the firm’s output, its popularity and public profile make that hard to believe. Condition: Excellent. Dimensions: 3.5" x 2.5" x 2.5".