Here you offered a fine French Bulle de Savone opaline crystal vanity or trinket box, dated to the early 20th century, similar boxes and more reference to bulle de savon opaline crystal can be found in the book Les Opalines by Christine Vincendean. This heavy for its size box painted throughout with colorful butterflies and gilt floral accents. Bulle de savon opaline crystal is absolutely stunning, as illustrated here in this superb box. The quality is magnificent, and the opaline glass illuminates with a fiery opalescence, literally glowing! The box set into ornate, gild bronze mounts with hinge, which works properly. It bares two labels - one reads 'Made in France' and other - ' Paris - Crystal & Bronze'. It was produced by R. Noirot, who produced bottles and vanity items in this floral pattern for the House of Guerlain perfumery in a variety of popular scents. These decorated items by R.Noirot are highly collectable today. This delightful box in here is in very good to excellent condition with slight general wear from use. It stands 10.2 cm (4 1/8") high; diameter at the opening is 7.5 cm (3").
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