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All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. No reproduction without prior written consent. We'll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our'Favorites' customers. These have always captivated the public, from the time they were initially offered from the boutiques of the old Richelieu Palace in Paris, c. Late 1700s through 1850 or so, to today.
The old Palace was a social center for the elite and leaders of the world, and in its time a shopping and theatre center for very early Grand Tour travelers, too, who delighted in the whimsical offerings like this little egg box. Whether filled with sewing items, perfume bottles, or bonbons, they captured the hearts and imagination of children and adults, alike.This one is fine old white opaline, hand enameled in front and the old ormolu framework includes a bird up top with leaves and vine, echo of same in front bottom and a couple of ring handles at the sides. Very good to excellent condition, no chips and no cracks and even the hand painted decorative front is fully intact. The leaves and bird are fine and only a bit of age to the metal at the lip. Both hinges and clasp are strong and working fine. A lovely addition or beginner for French opaline admirer's collection. Image Hosting by Ruby Lane.
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Listing created with eLister 3.1.2 for Macintosh. The item "Fine Antique French Opaline Egg Jewelry Casket, Enamel & Bird in Ormolu" is in sale since Sunday, November 20, 2016. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Other Antique Decorative Arts". The seller is "antiquesuncommontreasure" and is located in San Marcos, California.This item can be shipped worldwide.