A remarkable & rare large sized antique French gilt ormolu casket with unique reticulated body and hand painted Sevres porcelain plaque on top! Sevres with the 'Sevres' or 'Celeste' blue bordering and colorful hand painted floral decoration with raised gold enamel accenting. The box itself is quite beautiful, a stunning array of reticulated scrolls in both a rich gilded AND silvered finish. Huge for one in this style, it measures an impressive 6 1/4" x 5" and is 4" tall! The interior still has what appears to be the original lining in the top and bottom, the original lock is intact but missing the key. The box is c. 1850-80s, a most spectacular not-so-little treasure!
Very good to excellent condition. The only imperfections are that it is missing a key and that there was possibly more fabric inside, just beneath the reticulated sides & top (a cream colored paper visible in several areas there). A really beautiful and ornate one, this!
Antique French sterling silver, Georgian jewelry, sewing, Black Forest, etc 17th to 19th c. European
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