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 is an early one, superb cranberry glass, an ormolu cased bonbon basket with 2 lift-up lids, each with their own mother of pearl-backed architectural paintings. The two scenes are le Bourse (The purse), the banking center of Paris, and the Corps Legislatt, which is of course housed in the old c.1600 Medici Palace facing the Madalene, across the Seine at Concord. Age to the patina on ormolu. Photos show the fine details, condition, measurements.
Very good to excellent condtion throughout for age and type. No chips or flaws on the cranberry glass, and no dents or losses on the intricate ormolu. Clasps on each side work, and the center hinge is a pin-hinge, one side not quite connecting but totally functional. Measurements noted on photos. The addition of mother of pearl behind the paintings gives this one shimmer of rainbow at angles of view. Very pretty!
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