Fabulous antique French tantalus or liqueur compendium hiding ten shot glasses and in the from of a stack of antique leather bound books, this one with actual individual leaves or pages in the lid, gilt embossed bindings including a crown topped armorial style crest on the lid and in wonderful condition! Quite unique, we've offered these in the past and they always sell as quickly as we can get them listed. With the look of two old leather bound volumes but hidden inside are ten cordials or shot glasses! As realistic as they get and, in this the case here, I'm sure the top book is genuine with individual pages in the top! Open the lid and there are fifty-five individual pages above the lower liquor compartment. The initial with a print of Christ on the cross and entitled "La Passion, Essai Historique" complete with Parisian editor information, seals and stamps (an ink stamp for the "Couvent des Capucins, Paris")! The bindings are somewhat aged but gilt or gold leaf lettered and the set is in great condition, age considered! Titles on the books are mostly legible, appear to be "M.J. Ollivier, La Passion" and "L'Evangile Integral des Dimanches et Petes". Also a gold embossed stamp on the base of "Made in France". Wonderful!
Very good condition. As said, these are two actual texts so an earlier piece. A few spots at the edges of the bindings with some damage but, as you can see, it's in overall wonderful condition. See pictures for all measurements.