FINE ANTIQUE VIENNESE CASKET SILVER & GILT RED ENAMEL CASKET circa 1840.
A Splendid Antique masterpiece crafted with the utmost care is unmatched in beauty and quality, the details of this magnificent creation are simply stunning, Beautifully crafted this exceptional box is completely decorated with concentric bands of luminous red enameling and flowers in the most Superb display of color. The details rendered so very impressive are a testament to the artist's expertise in working with an enamel box of this magnitude. The interiors of both lids display superbly hand painted scenes with a bird in each, this "Petite Jewel", this Magnificent Casket, is all about his superb workmanship and creativity ...
This precious little casket of fine details and craftsmanship will be the highlight of anything it rests upon....a fine chest of drawers , a side table in the living room or on your desk to enchant you...this Petite Jewel is Stunning!
Background: Prized possessions of the cultured and wealthy during the eighteenth and nineteenth century, these petite jewels were necessary vessels to carry snuff . Fashionable among the aristocratic, these boxes developed into fabulous art forms. These superb boxes of intricate paintings and enamel work found in the German, Viennese, French, and English boxes have propelled these tiny treasures into the collecting stratosphere.
Condition: Excellent, with a tight fitting lid.
Size: 2" Diameter x 1 1/4" Height , with a slightly domed lid.
Mark: LP Sterling