Opaline glass egg-shaped Perfume Box with gilded mount

Opaline glass egg-shaped Perfume Box with gilded mount

Opaline glass egg-shaped Perfume Box with gilded mount

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Opaline glass egg-shaped Perfume Box with gilded mount:
the ‘egg’ with petal top finial and filigree hinged mount
opening to a green velvet interior with glass scent bottle;
with vineleaf-entwined stand and white marble base.
French, Palais Royal; circa 1880 and restored.

Height:5"-14.0cm
Width:2"-7.0cm

opaline

Fine semi-opaque, white and coloured glass, developed by the French in the first half of the 19th century, with a translucent quality.

gilded, gilt

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

finial

Ornament forming a finishing flourish.

Palais Royale

Small, French, gilded metal trinkets, some with Parisian scenes, many with mother-of-pearl insets. For instance, a gilded goat pulling a mother-of-pearl cart.

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