ANTIQUE CASKET, FRENCH, NAPOLEON III, BRONZE DORE with BLUE GUILLOCHE , circa 1870.
This delightful masterpiece rendered with the utmost care and attention to detail is of unrivaled quality. A Splendidly large oval, it measures approx. 5 3/4 inches in length x approx 1 3/4 inches in it's height . This is a stellar antique casket of inordinate fine details and craftsmanship.. The surface finely chased with a marvelous hand-painted center portrait signed by the artist is set into a glowingly vivid blue enamel guilloche lid ...the result Breathtaking!
Especially well executed, it's colors remain brilliant , it's flawless details ....all remain outstanding ! This exceptional hand tooled workmanship is viewed as a repeating design of flawless extravagance, formed in one solid piece of superb ormolu it shows ornate designs of filigree, rope, braids, flowers, beading and lush bands of ribbons adorned by acanthus leaves ...A Spectacular Dimensional Display!
Every detail of this superb casket exudes a level of skill and craftsmanship beyond that of of a common artist. We are left to wonder what kind of firm possessed the resources and talent to produce something so wonderful.
The interior lined in blue velvet measures 1 1/2" deep.
The casket measures approx. 5 3/4 inches in length x 2 3/4 inches in width.
The portrait measures approx. 3 3/4 inches length x 2 1/2 inches in width
It would have been set on a grand ladies dressing table and filled with her prized possessions, perhaps even a special photograph. ...treasures within a treasure!
In excellent antique condition it has been well cared for with no breaks or repairs. Possessing a tight fitting clasp it is ready for your "treasures"or.... set it on a special antique table with the interior filled with very special wrapped treats...for all to admire.