A lovely French faience box with pewter shell-clasp & mounts with sailboats and a windmill with home nestled in the woods with a river and hills in the background. with lovely florals all done in the petit feu technique.. measuring 2 1/2" x 2" x 11/2".. had restore to hairline crack on lid .. now completely secure.. please see photos.. the terracotta or ceramic under the white glaze shows through intentionally so when manufactured so many years ago.. signed on base VP... A French antique dealer said that these mounts are French sterling called "gent".. Gent is 950 sterling with 5% copper or other metals..
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