This a beautiful French vintage Box. Dated to around 1950'. Made of white opaline glass, with a lot of fire in it. Opaline glass or cristal d'opale first appeared in France during the Empire period, was produced in different colors and shades, was very popular then and remains popular now a days. Opaque or slightly translucent glass looks like an opal when light hits it, hence the name.
The Box stands on gilt ormolu pedestal in form of an angel 9 7/8" (25 cm); diameter at the opening 4 1/2" (11.5 cm).
It is in excellent condition, considering age. No chips, cracks or repair. Slight if any wear to the gilt, otherwise just fine.
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