Renaissance Style Bronze Silver & Enamel Jewelry Casket
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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Enamel: Enamelware: Pre 1900: item # 923208
Please refer to our stock # ha-475 when inquiring.
Vintage Views Consignment & Consulting
54 Third St #7
Hoboken, NJ 07030
|This extraordinary and large antique jewelry casket dates from circa 1870-1890 and is believed to be of Austro-Hungarian origin. It measures an impressive 18 by 15 by 10 inches (45.7 by 38.1 by 25.4 cm). It features silver, bronze, and enamel applied decoration on an ebonized wooden frame. It has two center doors with four repousse silver plaques depicting reclining Greco-Roman female beauties and a center section with plaque depicting a soldier within an architectural frame. Each plaque carries a title at the bottom in Latin. The doors open to reveal seven drawers decorated with multi-colored enamel panels with neoclassical motifs. The top has a panel with finials, silver and enamel plaque which lifts off to reveal a large compartment. And there are two narrow drawers also accessible from the front above the two doors. We have found no hallmarks and the maker is unknown. We are selling this unique item on behalf of a client in Manhattan (New York City).|