Antique French Palais Royal green opaline glass egg box in gilt ormolu three footed stand with leaves and gilt rings. This is an exquisite egg casket, it opens and closes on a good hinge and clasps securely. The egg is removable from the stand, then can be placed back in the stand where it is held securely by a molded indentation all around the base of the egg. The egg stands 3 1/4" tall in it's stand and measures 2 1/2" across the base of the stand. The egg measures 2 1/4" tall and 2" from hinge to clasp when removed from it's stand. The piece is in excellent condition, the egg with no chips or cracks and the stand all intact except for the very tip of one leaf. The stand has a gentle patina. There is a pretty ormolu ornament on the top of the egg, an acorn nut with leaves on both sides and gilt curly cues ringing the top.
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