Exquisite Charles X cut-crystal casket.
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Exquisite Charles X cut-crystal casket.
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Substantial rectangular cut-crystal casket with a rounded facets on the body and a starburst motif on the top of the lid. The ormolu frame and lock plate are very intricately engraved with small flowers, scrollwork, and foliage. Two medallions representing scallop shells embellish the sides of the box which rests on four shell-shaped feet which are flanked by scrolling foliage and acanthus leaves. The remarkable quality of this cut crystal and the engraving that brings out two separate nuances of the gold’s color is reminiscent of masterful jewelry work. Dim: W: 6,3 in – D: 4,3in – H: 5,1in. Circa 1820- 1830 Price: 4700€ REF: 1009.

Exquisite Charles X cut-crystal casket.