Exquisite Antique MOSER Glass & Ormolu Jewel, Sugar or Tea Casket, HP Enamel w/ Birds, Butterflies & Salamanders

Magnificent & rare antique MOSER 5 3/4" thick black glass & gilt ormolu jewel, sugar or tea caddy, a breathtakingly ornate casket with raised hand painted enamel decoration including colorful exotic birds, butterflies and salamander type figures! To be completely honest, the "salamander" figure appears to have tiny painted whiskers so it may be something closer to an otter maybe? All figures and decoration are in raised, hand painted enamel so you can feel the texture and depth. Colorful exotic looking birds on the lid and front, butterflies on the sides and all surrounded by that ornate foliate scrollwork! Thick, opaque black glass with gilt framework, ornate feet & side handles and this one even has a working lock with key! Gorgeous! Marvelous, museum quality and the condition is really fantastic. One for the collectors!

Excellent condition. There are no chips or cracks to the glass and hardly a sign of loss or wear to the enamel (only very slightly to the yellow/gold at the edges). Some wear to the gilding on the ormolu. No breaks or repairs to the wire & ball feet or side handles. As noted, this one has the original lock mechanism and tiny skeleton key. See pictures for all measurements.

Item ID: 413moscask

Exquisite Antique MOSER Glass & Ormolu Jewel, Sugar or Tea Casket, HP Enamel w/ Birds, Butterflies & Salamanders

Exquisite Antique MOSER Glass & Ormolu Jewel, Sugar or Tea Casket, HP Enamel w/ Birds, Butterflies & Salamanders
Exquisite Antique MOSER Glass & Ormolu Jewel, Sugar or Tea Casket, HP Enamel w/ Birds, Butterflies & Salamanders
Exquisite Antique MOSER Glass & Ormolu Jewel, Sugar or Tea Casket, HP Enamel w/ Birds, Butterflies & Salamanders
Exquisite Antique MOSER Glass & Ormolu Jewel, Sugar or Tea Casket, HP Enamel w/ Birds, Butterflies & Salamanders
Exquisite Antique MOSER Glass & Ormolu Jewel, Sugar or Tea Casket, HP Enamel w/ Birds, Butterflies & Salamanders
Exquisite Antique MOSER Glass & Ormolu Jewel, Sugar or Tea Casket, HP Enamel w/ Birds, Butterflies & Salamanders
Exquisite Antique MOSER Glass & Ormolu Jewel, Sugar or Tea Casket, HP Enamel w/ Birds, Butterflies & Salamanders
Exquisite Antique MOSER Glass & Ormolu Jewel, Sugar or Tea Casket, HP Enamel w/ Birds, Butterflies & Salamanders
Exquisite Antique MOSER Glass & Ormolu Jewel, Sugar or Tea Casket, HP Enamel w/ Birds, Butterflies & Salamanders

Magnificent & rare antique MOSER 5 3/4" thick black glass & gilt ormolu jewel, sugar or tea caddy, a breathtakingly ornate casket with raised hand painted enamel decoration including colorful exotic birds, butterflies and salamander type figures! To be completely honest, the "salamander" figure appears to have tiny painted whiskers so it may be something closer to an otter maybe? All figures and decoration are in raised, hand painted enamel so you can feel the texture and depth. Colorful exotic looking birds on the lid and front, butterflies on the sides and all surrounded by that ornate foliate scrollwork! Thick, opaque black glass with gilt framework, ornate feet & side handles and this one even has a working lock with key! Gorgeous! Marvelous, museum quality and the condition is really fantastic. One for the collectors!

Excellent condition. There are no chips or cracks to the glass and hardly a sign of loss or wear to the enamel (only very slightly to the yellow/gold at the edges). Some wear to the gilding on the ormolu. No breaks or repairs to the wire & ball feet or side handles. As noted, this one has the original lock mechanism and tiny skeleton key. See pictures for all measurements.

Item ID: 413moscask

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Susan Dean, San Marcos, CA   

Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European

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