Large gilded-bronze Jewel Casket with Sèvres style floral panels

Large gilded-bronze Jewel Casket with Sèvres style floral panels

Large gilded-bronze Jewel Casket with Sèvres style floral panels

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Large gilded-bronze Jewel Casket with Sèvres style floral panels:
with floral-painted panels within gilt and ‘bleu celeste’ borders; the mounts with scrolling engraved decoration; the interior lined in royal blue velvet. With working lock and key.
French, circa 1880 and restored.

Height:3"-8.5cm
Width:11"-28.0cm
Projection:8¼"-21.0cm
Glossary Words

gilded, gilt

A very thin layer of gold applied to brass or bronze.

Sèvres

Sèvres porcelain, was made at the royal factory of Sèvres, near Versailles, founded at Vincennes in 1738 and moved to Sèvres in 1756. On the decline of Meissen after 1756 from its supreme position, Sèvres became the leading porcelain factory in Europe. The patronage of Louis XV’s mistress Madame de Pompadour influenced the move made from Vincennes to Sèvres, where she had a château. It was after her that rose Pompadour was named in 1757; this was one of many new background colours developed at Sèvres, another ‘bleu de roi’ (c.1757), has passed into the dictionary as a universal term.

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