Fresh to the market. This is a gorgeous 19th century French opaline glass jewelry casket with mounted bronze ormolu.
This piece has a bluish whitish mottled opaline glass with wonderful detailed ormolu mounts and I believe the interior is original. The glass almost looks like it sparkles in the light. It measures about 4.25" wide just the glass box but with the bronze feet it is about 5.5" x 4" give or take.
The gilt dore on the ormolu is pretty much gone but it still looks fabulous. The feet are acanthus leaves I believe and the side handles are hinged. The clasp still snaps shut on the lid and I see a little tiny tiny nick on one corner that is almost invisible. I rubbed my finger across it and there are a couple small areas with some roughness felt but not seen. There is a tiny bubble on top but it is inside and cannot be felt.