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Classical French Faience Brass Mounted Box

Classical French Faience Brass Mounted Box

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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Ceramics: French: Pre 1900: Item # 825496

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This ceramic box with brass mounts was produced in France by Gien around 1875. It is 6 1/2 inches high and has a diameter of 4 1/4 inches. The ceramic is soft paste with a tin glaze similar to majolica. If you run your fingers around the piece, you can actually feel the enamel painting. It is richly decorated with cherubs, fountains, and ornate scrolls, all on a cobalt blue background. The designs are all hand painted. There is a piece of fruit for the finial on the top of the lid. The bottom has a brass mount with lion's paws and the lid is hinged. Condition: The bottom inside rim has been restored. There are no other defects.