This poor little crab is sitting on a Limoges box fashioned as a stack of colorful recipe books. Alas, the top book is open to an illustrated recipe for crab cooked in a pot of boiling water. That's where his next stop in the kitchen is surely going to be. The inside of the box is painted with a paring knife and clove of garlic, and the clasp is in the form of an anchor.. This is a delightful Limoges box for the cook, or one who enjoys fresh crab dishes. It has been skillfully and delightfully hand painted in Limoges France.