Elegant antique French Napoleon III era gilt bronze ormolu & white opaline glass 'vide poche', jewelry, bonbon or trinket dish with leaf & glass berry accents and wonderful condition! We had a very similar one to this a while ago which had French opaline beads rather than the glass 'berries' you see mounted on this one, but otherwise it was very close in make and design to this. Both beautiful and early to mid 1800s table service items, perhaps used as large open salts or sweet meats serving pieces, or as the requisite French 'vide pooch' or 'empty pocket' into which one's jewelry and pocket watch would be deposited at bedside. Lovely from all angles, it's sure to be a decorative accent you'll love. Displayed with your French opaline 'egg' shaped caskets and other items from the old Palais Royal boutiques of the 1700s to 1800s, this one lacks none of its original whimsey or charm. Impressive size, elegant French craftsmanship.
Very good condition. Possibly a slight bend or two to the bronze wire framework and/or base but, as you can see, no real notable damage and no repairs. There is one cluster of the glass berries missing from the back side of the base. See pictures for all measurements.
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