Antique French Glass Sugar Tea Casket Box, Ormolu Mounts

This is a superb antique French cut glass tea caddy or sugar casket. The glass body is decorated on all sides with a detailed pattern. The box also features hinged ormolu mounts embellished with a delicate floral motif and there is a square escutcheon on the front which does not have a key so I have no way of knowing if it is a working lock. These early boxes were used to store precious sugar and tea securely.The hostess would have carried the key on her chatelaine. Many of these were made by Baccarat, which this has the look and feel of that companies wares and it would have originally had a paper labels in 1860's, these would often get washed off during the cleaning process. As far as the condition: There is some discoloration to the metal mounts and that is very common with pieces of this age. I have not tried to polish any patina off. The glass is not perfect, there are chips here and there, most are on the corners and because of the ornate decoration they are fairly unnoticeable as they blend in with the pattern. The base shows some shelf wear. Measures 2 3/4" square x 4 1/4" tall.It is a heavy little box. Please e-mail with any questions, shipping includes tracking.

Item ID: 539

Antique French Glass Sugar Tea Casket Box, Ormolu Mounts

Antique French Glass Sugar Tea Casket Box, Ormolu Mounts
Antique French Glass Sugar Tea Casket Box, Ormolu Mounts
Antique French Glass Sugar Tea Casket Box, Ormolu Mounts
Antique French Glass Sugar Tea Casket Box, Ormolu Mounts
Antique French Glass Sugar Tea Casket Box, Ormolu Mounts
Antique French Glass Sugar Tea Casket Box, Ormolu Mounts
Antique French Glass Sugar Tea Casket Box, Ormolu Mounts
Antique French Glass Sugar Tea Casket Box, Ormolu Mounts
Antique French Glass Sugar Tea Casket Box, Ormolu Mounts

This is a superb antique French cut glass tea caddy or sugar casket. The glass body is decorated on all sides with a detailed pattern. The box also features hinged ormolu mounts embellished with a delicate floral motif and there is a square escutcheon on the front which does not have a key so I have no way of knowing if it is a working lock. These early boxes were used to store precious sugar and tea securely.The hostess would have carried the key on her chatelaine. Many of these were made by Baccarat, which this has the look and feel of that companies wares and it would have originally had a paper labels in 1860's, these would often get washed off during the cleaning process. As far as the condition: There is some discoloration to the metal mounts and that is very common with pieces of this age. I have not tried to polish any patina off. The glass is not perfect, there are chips here and there, most are on the corners and because of the ornate decoration they are fairly unnoticeable as they blend in with the pattern. The base shows some shelf wear. Measures 2 3/4" square x 4 1/4" tall.It is a heavy little box. Please e-mail with any questions, shipping includes tracking.

Item ID: 539

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