A superb example of mid-1800s Grand Tour souvenirs, a gorgeous casket, box, caddy for the 2 original scent bottles that still remain inside. This is the type available in the boutiques of the famed Palais Royal, and certainly a grand treasure that's been well treasured for more than 150 years to survive without any damage to speak of, and no damage to the thick green and white opaline glass flasks. The ormolu is in brass and appears to be completely intact. If there's a tiny spot lifted or gone, it has escaped my examination. One usually finds a little bit, a corner or something lifted, but this one is very solid. A wonderful pair of scent bottles of good size. One note - it misses the original stoppers from inside.
Very good to excellent without damage or breaks, all the brass shawl or shrouding and caps fully, unbroken and in place, and no damage chips or cracks, no hairlines to the thick green and white opaline glass, nor to the ormolu. Slight age showing to the exterior of the Napoleon III era chest in which the perfumes rest, but no chips or cracks to the wood, and no loss to the beautiful inlays which include mother of pearl and brass with brass pencil edging and stringing all in place, too. The only flaw notable is the easiest one to replace, and that is the stopper that would have originally been inside the hinged cap.
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