Fine Antique French Eglomise Scent Bottles in Necessaire, Casket, Green Opaline

Fine Antique French Eglomise Scent Bottles in Necessaire, Casket, Green Opaline

Fine Antique French Eglomise Scent Bottles in Necessaire, Casket, Green Opaline

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It's got a pair of fabulous mid-1800s green opaline scent or perfume flasks set with those irresistible back-painted glass miniature paintings (eglomise) of Paris architectural icons, shrouded in lovely ormolu with hinged caps and perfect original stoppers - excellent condition. And the Grand Tour souvenir set are still housed in their brilliant and rare faux mother of pearl paneled casket, rich and heavy in ormolu as only the French did back then.

The inner casket is still pristine, shows a lid-covered center compartment for one's jewelry. A splendid and very rare find. Very good condition for age and type. The ones made like this did not survive, for the most part. Early experiments in Casein-like substances (casein is protein-based), the slabs were poured and then steamed and moulded to fit their intended spaces and are, themselves, the walls of the caskets.

So fragile as can be, I've never owned one that didn't have some of these age cracks, and more often they have large sections broken away. The same substance was used to create caskets that mimic the look of tortoise shell, and we've had and offer several made in this way with the same faux substance. It predates the formal "invention" of what we call Casein, but it is a similarly made early "plastic" material. In this case, the very rare existence of it and the very complete nature of contents and original form greatly overlook the several body cracks but we've shown the casket in enlarged images so you can view all sides and see where its flaws are. Hinged clasp works beautifully, but you're probably going to want this one displayed open.

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The item "Fine Antique French Eglomise Scent Bottles in Necessaire, Casket, Green Opaline" is in sale since Sunday, November 20, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Glass\Perfume Bottles". The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.


Fine Antique French Eglomise Scent Bottles in Necessaire, Casket, Green Opaline


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