Offered by: Mayfair Gallery
39 South Audley Street London W1K 2PP , England Call Seller 44.207.491.3435


Antique ormolu and cut-crystal casket by Baccarat

$ 4,000
  • Description
    Antique ormolu and cut-crystal casket by Baccarat
    French, 19th Century
    Height 15cm, width 14.5cm, depth 11cm
    This exquisite box is by the renowned French maker Baccarat. Since 1764, Baccarat have crafted superb glass pieces for an elite clientele, and this casket exemplifies their extraordinary craftsmanship.
    The body of the box is crafted from faceted cut-crystal, featuring repeated geometric motifs. The clear glass is contrasted by golden ormolu mounts: the rims of both the hinged lid and the top of the crystal box are adorned with gilt-bronze foliate bands. The box is mounted on an ormolu cove edge base which sits atop a paw foot at each of the four corners. The base is similarly decorated with a foliate band.
    Within an ormolu escutcheon sits the key, the handle of which is sculpted into the shape of a scallop shell. The key sits within an ornate escutcheon, which features two winged female figureheads.
    Combining form and function, this stunning glass casket would make a wonderful addition to a dresser or desk space.
    Artist/Maker: Baccarat
  • More Information
    Documentation: Documented elsewhere (similar item)
    Origin: France
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Crystal, ormolu.
    Styles / Movements: Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: 17339
    Incollect Reference #: 708292
  • Dimensions
    W. 5.71 in; H. 5.91 in; D. 4.33 in;
    W. 14.5 cm; H. 15 cm; D. 11 cm;
Message from Seller:

Mayfair Gallery is a leading gallery in the field of art and antiques, holding a large collection of unique pieces for sale. The breadth of the gallery’s collection is wide, and includes items from a range of periods, styles and geographical origins, as well as works by famous artists and craftsmen. The main focus of the gallery’s collection is, however, on items produced during the 19th and early 20th century.

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