This is a fabulous Royal Vienna Trinket or Jewelry box. This has been in my private collection for 25+ years. The beautiful young woman is a Portrait of French aristocrat Grafin Potocka aka La Comtesse Potocka. The piece was completely hand painted and this is not transfer work. It is a beautiful deep cobalt blue. The miniature portrait is of a Duchess or Princess however I cannot remember her name. There is raised gold dot enamel work around the portrait. I have seen her painted many times and will continue to search to find her name.
This sweet box is Circa 1890 and is from the Victorian Period. The box measures 4" long and stands 1 1/8" tall. The actual portrait measures 1 7/8" x 1 1/4." The piece is well signed. It has a blue bee hive mark under the glaze, A circular mark that says Royal Vienna, Made in Austria and hand written numbers by the artist. The box is in very good condition and has no nicks, chips or hairlines. There is the smallest amount of gold gilding wear. Please remember that these photos are enlarged by 20 times and the gold gilt work is exaggerated when enlarged. There is a tiny mark inside the box in the porcelain that was done during production. This is a very special keepsake box. Questions are always welcome and encouraged.
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