Beautiful French Bulle de Savone opaline crystal jewelry casket, hand painted throughout with colorful butterflies and gilt floral accents. Magnificent quality, made of the opaline crystal which illuminates with a fiery opalescence, literally glowing. Hand painted in fine details butterflies adorn the lid and sides. The casket set into gilded bronze mounts with hinge and lock (original key), both hinge and lock works properly. Rests on four figural winged lion claw feet. Signed R. Noirot, who produced bottles and vanity items in this butterfly pattern for the House of Guerlain perfumery in a variety of popular scents. These butterfly decorated bottles are highly collectable today. Similar boxes and more reference to bulle de savon opaline can be found in the book Les Opalines by Christine Vincendean.
This delightful box is in very good to excellent condition with light general age wear.
The box stands 11.5 cm (4 1/2") high; 13.3 x 9 cm (5 1/4" x 3 1/2").
Layaway is welcome.
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