A superb deep cobalt blue ground, deep convex plaques (5), and the original interior padded tuck/tuft silk lining - this one is spectacular. A solid heavy brass framework holds the 5 separately created convex plaques. The cabriole legs are figural, Griffen. This type with more geometric styling and raised dot 'gems' is more likely from the enamelists' community of Bresse, France, than the Sevres enamel decorative atelier. Cobalt blue is more rare than most colors in these, and the way it shows off its jewel dots tells you how appealing it truly is. Perhaps it was a Grand Tour souvenir, the box dates c.1840-60, and is 4" long, 2.75" tall and wide.
Very good to excellent for age and type. There are no cracks or hairlines on any of the 5 stunning panels. There are about 8 or so jewel dots missing through nearly 2 centuries, which is not much. The interior is exceptional for its age, the old original and silk not tattered. No odors. Measurements noted on photos.
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