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 one is A petit souvenir jewelry box from the c.1900 Paris Expo, showing the entrance bridge to the expo grounds. The Point Alexandre III is quite possibly the grandest and most iconic bridges in all Paris, and certainly the most elaborately beautiful. It led people to the c.1900 Expo grounds which began with the Petiti Palais and Grand Palais exhibition halls. Those buildings and the bridge still draw us all for photos and the beauty that is Paris. Make this your own Grand Tour souvenir!
Very good to excellent condition without a single nip nor chip on that thick beveled and back-painted (eglomise) glass set into the lid. The box is also in fine form, the 3 original little legs and its patterned side and oblong shape elevating it. The interior has a claret red silk lining in nice condition. I admit I am not convinced it is original, but it certainly is also at least very vintage and works well. Measurements are noted on the photos.
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