The presentation boxes that La Tausca used for their pearls have become more in demand than the pearls! Through the early years, the company would create boxes, each that reflected the value of the pearls. The more elaborate boxes were for the best that they offered. This is the only box that I have ever seen with cameos in it. The cameos are certainly quality pieces themselves, and probably are worth the price we have listed even without the wonderful box.
There is a removable tray that is lined a creamy off-white silk.
The lower level is padded and lined in the same silk.
The underside of the lid is in the same fabulous silk.
This box is brass with beautiful ormolu decorations.
Size: Hexagonal shape. 6 3/4" point to point. The large cameo is 1 3/4" by 1" The small cameos are 1/2" by 3/8" each.
Condition: It has ALL of it's lining intact and no damage to be seen at all to it. Some age discoloration. The lining in these boxes are usually shattered or gone completely. Not this one! This was obviously appreciated through the years. I have owned it about twenty years now, and was always very careful to put only a very special piece of jewelry in it with care.
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