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Charming old watercolor artist's box, complete with remainder of the paint blocks and also with 4 porcelain mixing pots (some wear, 2 chips). The old box is a 19th century set that still has it's original paper label, (see images) and is lovely for a display piece or to use. "Couleurs sans Danger" (colors without danger). Notations of the company's success at various Expos, including Vienna, 1873; Philadephia 1876, and silver medal in 1878 Paris Expo; gold and silver in the 1889 Paris Expo, which is of course the one at which the Eiffel Tower was erected and first opened. Such a fun old treasure, and you never know to whom it might have belonged. I've seen a very simple set like this recently on display as that owned and used by artist, Gustav Moreux, in his Paris Museum. Perhaps this is a field set used by a student, or by Monet for his sketch work. If we only knew, huh!
Very good condition for age and type. The old set is exactly as we found it. Very well used but in nice form and full of charm. See images for the measurements and details.
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Antique French Watercolorist Paint Box, 1878 Silver Medal; 1889 Paris Expo Gold Medal
$297 USD SOLD
San Marcos, CA
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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