Antique French opaline crystal glass trinket hinged Box, signed R.Noirot
Here is fine French Bulle de Savone opaline crystal jewelry or trinket box, dated to the early 20th century, similar boxes and more reference to bulle de savon opaline crystal can be found in the book Les Opalines by Christine Vincendean. This heavy (over 1.5 lb) box painted throughout with colorful flowers and gilt floral accents. Opaline glass is absolutely stunning, the quality is magnificent, and the opaline glass illuminates with a fiery opalescence, literally glowing. The box set into ornate gilded mounts with hinge, which works properly. Signed R. Noirot, who produced bottles and vanity items in this floral pattern for the House of Guerlain perfumery in a variety of popular scents. These decorated boxes and bottles are highly collectable today.
The box is in very good condition with general age wear, having some light wear to the painted ornamentation, otherwise just fine.
Measures (including the foot and finial) 4 3/4" high, 4" in diameter at the opening.
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