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A small ornamental box or lidded jar for confectionery.
- ‘In 18th-century France, this custom became a fine art, with small highly decorated boxes called bonbonnières made of precious materials given as presents and tokens of regard.’
- ‘South African companies specialising in bonbonnières are always willing to offer creative and unusual options.’
- ‘Staffordshire Enamels boxes, bonbonnières, music boxes, cufflinks, paperweights and clocks are shipped all over the world to discerning collectors.’
- ‘A bonbonnière makes a wonderful way of saying ‘Thank you’ for sharing the joy of your day.’
- ‘The giving of the bonbonnière marks an ancient and heartfelt tradition.’
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