This is a lovely and rare antique box made in fine pewter by a French artist called Rispal. The gorgeous daisies with leaves – embossed in high relief on the lid – are very much in the art nouveau style but the trapeze shape of the box is a bit more deco-oriented. This nice vanity or trinket box measures 6⅜ x 3¼" (16 x 8 cm) and is 1¼" (3 cm) high. It is not only decorative but also quite useful for small bits and pieces on a dressing table or an antique desk. It still has its green lining fabric, very clean and undamaged. The artist's signature is engraved on the lid. 'ETAIN' ('pewter' in French) is engraved underneath the base of the box. The overall condition is very good considering its age, with minor wear to the surface and only a small dent on the left corner of the lid (see first and third pictures) which doesn't really disturb. It will ship Priority registered airmail for $20 in the countries neighboring Switzerland and $30 anywhere else in the world. A very desirable box to add to your collection!
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