A wonderful example of the 19th century Bohemian decorative style is evident on this early 1800s Moser sugar casket. A lock remains but we don't have a key that will fit or lock it, but yes, it is a fact that in the early 1800s sugar was such a rare and prized commodity, it was kept under lock and key. This casket is typical and similar to those produced in opaline in France around the same time, though those were often ornamented with ormolu stands rather than the decorative painting in enamels you see in Moser pieces of this era. A wonderful example, large and without damage. Spectacular piece! One you would see in the Museum of Decorative Objects in Prague, where a wonderful display of Czech Moser glass items is on display. Be sure to visit that museum when you are next in Prague.
Very good to excellent condition throughout. Missing a key to the lock, but normally you can find one to fit or which will fit with slight adjustment to the key. These old coffrets have quite simple locks. We'll continue to look through our spare keys for one that can fit, but at this time consider it has no key, please.
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