Stunning 19th century Bohemian Moser sugar casket or jewelry box, beautifully decorated with hand painted raised enamel flowers and gilt bronze mounts. A wonderful example of those fine hand enameled art glass sugar caskets and jewelry boxes made by Moser. The glass is done in a lovely shade of electric blue, with clipped corners and a beveled cut along the edges, quite rare and illuminates brilliantly when reflected by light! An ornate decor of golden vines sprinkled with orange, blue and pink petaled flowers, swirl elaborately along all sides of this Moser box. At the centre of the Moser box is a rounded escutcheon-shaped lock and either side of the box is adorned with twisted rope-like and beaded handles. The Moser casket stands on four ornately decorated beaded wreath and ball feet. Such a rare piece to behold, and definitely a good conversation piece to admire. Image what a great gift this would make for the upcoming holidays! Circa. 1880. Has a working lock and key. In wonderful condition, light patina to the metal and some light wear to the enamel; which is expected from age. The box measures 4 1/4" in height, about 4 1/2" in length and about 3" in width, including the feet.
Similar caskets made by Moser can be found in: Moser Artistic Glass 2nd Edition by Gary D. Baldwin and Millers International Antiques Price Guide for 2000.
Item ID: MP-351
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