CHARLES X CUT CRYSTAL CASKET WITH ORMOLU MOUNTS.
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Rectangular shaped box with blown and cut crystal. The box is decorated with a cross cut and large stripes in the corners. The crystal is set in an ormolu mount with finely chased flower bands. The lock is decorated with a motif of cornucopias. This box by the fineness of the crystal cut and the quality of the bronze burnished is representative of decorative objects of the early 19th-century, the Restauration period and in particular of the production of Creusot. Some chips.
H:4.33in. (11cm), L:2.95in. (7,5 cm); W:2.95in. (7,5 cm).
Early 19th century.
Restauration. Charles X. Circa 1820-1830.