With exquisite design and a hint of color, this wonderful box is a standout. This 19th century footed Peking Glass casket--the Chinese equivalent to Opaline--is set with embossed bronze mounts decorated with colorful enamel work. But its crowning glory is the carved stone bouquet on the lid.
The casket looks white at first glance, but it is actually a very light celery green—the color of palest green uranium glass (but this box is not uranium glass). On the lid, leaves and roses are hand carved from green and honey jade; the rosebuds are tomato-red coral. A tiny bead in the center of one of the roses is an orb of turquoise-colored Peking Glass.
Markings: “China” is scratched into the glass surface on the bottom of the box, and also stamped into the mounting, as was required for early export pieces.
Size: 3” length x 3 1/2” width; 2 1/2” high, including feet
Excellent condition. No chips, breaks, or repairs; secure hinges; applied design is set well; enamel around the mounts is in good condition.
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