This antique opaline glass box has been made in the form of a large egg with a flat base. The opaque glass has a striking pale green color and features hand painted gilt decoration on the exterior. The ornate pattern includes scrolls and foliate decoration along with a large flower at the apex. The top and bottom sections of the egg are banded in gilt metal with embossed decoration.
The egg is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks or repairs. The hinge works smoothly and the top closes squarely on the bottom. As an antique item, the piece shows appropriate signs of age/use consisting of minor scuffs to the inner surface of the gilt metal trim which are mentioned for accuracy. The piece stands 6" tall and is 4.375" at its widest point. The foot is 2.125" in diameter. The egg is a substantial item and weighs in at 1lb 7oz.
This antique glass box displays beautifully and would be a terrific addition to a collection of antique opaline glass, or works equally well as a stand alone decorative accent. A lovely piece.
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Large Antique Opaline Uranium Art Glass Hinged Egg Box with Gilt Decoration