We've just bought the collection of a longtime good customer, and will have 31 pieces in all listing soon. Each sold separately. The term, "eglomise" refers to a decorative technique of painting on the backside of glass. These are each little works of art. The collection varies from c.1830-1890. Will describe each as listed:
This rather unique little Paris Expo souvenir not only shows its most prominent building, the Chateau d'Eau (Palace of Water), which remains today in Paris, but it also has a very unique colorful enameled body I've never seen before. Look at the photos to see all the little figures in the design. Raised on little turned metal feet, and with a very nicely preserved exterior and interior, this is a must have for any collector.
Very good to excellent condition for age and type. No chips, no paint loss on the back-painted thick beveled glass lid, and the old original silk satin lining is as fine as we ever find them. Dates c.1900, and seems to me to have just been treasured in a drawer all these 120 years since. The most intriguing part to me is the pressed tin outer box with the rich figural patterning and applied enamel. So pretty! Measurements are noted on our photos.
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