These dazzling antique ormolu jewelry caskets are so collectible. They add the perfect touch of old-world elegance to a dressing table or powder room.
This vintage casket is an absolute beauty, featuring five big panels of beveled rose-glass on the sides and lid.
It is a great size to hold just the right amount of jewelry.
"Ormolu" is an English term dating from the 18th century; it applies to the technique of using finely ground gold powder in a mercury solution to ornament bronze objects.
After gold is applied, the piece is fired at extremely high temperatures. The mercury burns away leaving only a brilliant gold finish.
This jewelry casket is a unique octagonal shape and is quite substantial in size. Four sides are characterized by beautifully pierced bronze panels depicting a classic and elegant floral pattern. The feet are equally elegant boasting etched flowery designs.
Each piece of glass is held securely by dozens of stylish gold-tone prongs in a stylized fleur-de-lis shape. A protruding floral handle makes the lid simple to open.
Inside you will find a darling quilted lining made of wonderful light-pink velvet.
It matches the look of the rosy glass beautifully. The velvet is also seen on the underside of the casket.
The piece shows some wear commensurate with its age, but remains in good antique condition overall.
These beauties make fantastic gifts, but we understand if you keep it for yourself!
Measurements: Jewelry casket is 6 ¼" wide, 6 ¼" long and 5 ½" tall Weight: 1 lb., 9 oz.