Get Vendio Gallery – Now FREE! Delightful French Napoleon III era gilt bronze jewel or vanity casket with French enamel miniature portrait. Heavy bronze construction box has a textured sides, with applied designs to sides and front. The lid constructed of several elements: featuring textured basket weave background; laurel wreath with bow on top and beaded inner edge; each corner of the lid decorated with delicate and very detailed ornaments, all framed with elegant braided edge frame, all elements are applied to basket weave background; and finally, in the center, is a beautifully executed enamel miniature portrait of a noble lady. Inside box is lining with velvet in burgundy color. Measures – 4″ x 4 1/2″; stands 1 3/4 highest. This fabulous piece in excellent condition with general wear consistent with age, apart from tarnish sports it is in fine condition. Please see pictures for details, they are part of my description. The item “Antique French gilded Bronze Box casket hand painted enamel Miniature Portrait” is in sale since Friday, September 30, 2016. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Metalware”. The seller is “crystal4sale” and is located in Richmond Hill, Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Maker: made in France
- Type: Boxes
- Primary Material: Bronze
- Age: 1850-1899
- Color: Gold
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Country/Region of Origin: France
- Style: Napoleon III
An antique 19th century Bohemian Moser sugar casket of ruby glass decorated throughout in hand painted raised enamel and heavy gilding. The decoration includes stripes or bands of gold and silver gilt with a nice reflective finish and contrasting beautifully with the ruby glass. Decorated with raised enamel leaves and flowers on a heavy gold ground. The glass box is a rich ruby red color with beveled edges and clipped corners. Bronze or brass mounts circle the box, centered by a rounded escutcheon-shaped lock and adorned with handles on either side. This Moser box rests on a stand of four ornate ball feet. Marked with the number 16. Painted in gold gilt on the interior lid and the interior of the bottom portion, typical of Moser to indicate that both glass parts are matching. Such a rare piece to behold and perfect for the upcoming holidays to sit at your table or make a wonderful gift! These old Moser boxes do not come up often and in such fine condition as this one offered here! In overall very good antique condition with no chips or cracks to the glass. Wear to the enamel and gilt expectant with age and use, please see photos. The casket measures 5 1/4″ in height x 5 7/8″ in length from foot to foot x 3 7/8 in width, including the feet. Similar caskets made by Moser can be found in: Moser Artistic Glass 2nd Edition by Gary D. Baldwin and Millers International Antiques 2000 Price Guide. Welcome to the Antique Boutique. Our aim is to provide you with a wide selection of quality antiques and collectibles. We describe everything to the best of our ability and the pictures form part of the description. We try to gather as much information about the item before listing, in an effort to offer you with an accurate and honest description, however it is difficult to give an expert description on every item listed due to the variety and amount we sell. Opinion on the condition of an item can vary, depending on the person viewing it. Wear is to be expected due to age and use. Large, clear and detailed pictures of the item help in this endeavor. Note that the item in the pictures may be larger or smaller in actuality, the pictures do not represent size. Please check the description for physical dimensions. The item “Antique Bohemian Moser Enamel Gold Silver Hand Painted Ruby Glass Box Casket” is in sale since Friday, November 18, 2016. This item is in the category “Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Bohemian, Czech\Moser”. The seller is “micflsun” and is located in Canutillo, Texas. This item can be shipped worldwide.