Large Antique French green opaline glass Casket hinged box
Fabulous old French glass casket, dated to around 1850. Finished in green opaline glass and set into bronze dore mounts with hinge and latch lock. Bottom part of the lock has a little bar and clasp with groove catches it. Back then these were used as sugar caskets, later on were fitted for perfumes, scent bottles, similar interiors of luxurious goods. Now a days these are offered as jewelry or trinket caskets and indeed they are deserved to be cherished. Simple yet elegant they bring the history and a charm of the old time.
This casket measures 6 3/4" x 4" (17 x 10.4 cm) rectangular; stands 3 3/4" (9.5 cm) high.
Condition is very good to excellent considering age. No chips or cracks, no hairlines or breaks. A little tarnish on ormolu mounts cant take away the elegance of it.
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