A bonbonnière (also spelled bonbonniere, or spelled as "bonbonnieres" in plural) is a small decorative box or container, which have traditionally been used since the 16th century in Europe, particularly in France and Italy, as a way to store and present small candy or chocolates, also known as bonbons. The word "bonbonnière" comes from the French word "bonbon," meaning "sweet."
They were made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, glass, and precious metals such as gold and silver.
During the 18th century, bonbonnières became increasingly popular and ornate, and were often decorated with intricate designs and embellishments. They were also seen as a symbol of wealth and status and given as gifts to mark special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, or other important events.
In the 19th century, the art of creating bonbonnières reached its peak. The French Empire and Louis XVI styles were the most popular ones, with more...
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