Opaline glass or cristal d'opale first appeared in France during the Empire period and reached its pick of popularity during the reign of Napoleon III. This delightful opaline box in here is a beautiful example of French opaline glass; dated to late 19th early 20th century. It is finished in deep blue color in Opaline crystal glass, set into gilded bronze mounts and embellished with gold design.
This egg shaped box stands 5 3/4" (14.6cm) high, 4 1/4" (10.8cm) in diameter at the opening.
Excellent condition, with no chips, cracks or nick.
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