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A Tahan French Enamel Jewel Casket

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A Tahan French Enamel Jewel Casket
Jean Alexander Tahan 1813-1892. Marked on the frame Tahan boul des Italiens (Boulevard des Italiens, Paris) It was at this prestigious address (1866-1878) where his specialty was boxes that he gained the favor of Napoleon III. The enameled surface of geometric design with raised jewels on the pale yellow ground. Set in a an ormolu frame with rocaille style side mounted legs. The interior relined. Good condition. 4 1/4 x 3 x 2 1/4 inches.

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