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    Antique Italian Large Micro Mosaic ROMAN FORUM Set in Silver Box
Price: $450.00 USD
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Antique Italian Micro Mosaic of the Roman Forum in a Silver and Niello Box. Micro Mosaic is a large 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Box is 2 1/4 inches in diameter. Love mosaic... tiny amount of discoloration. Box with a crane on the bottom... This is a mystery....as the interior is lined with Fabric representing the Vatican...so this is a marriage. Going out of Business Antique Store had it priced at $1295.
   
 
   
    Antique French Porcelain GRAND TOUR Eglomise Paintings Egg Etui Box
Price: $595.00 USD
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Antique French Grand Tour Porcelain Egg Etui with Eglomise scenes Etui Box. Approx. 8 3/4 inches tall by 7 inches. Egg alone is 4 by 7 inches. Charming ...large piece. Hand painted Chateau on a lake scene on top of pink egg. Bronze mountings and chains. Onyx vase with bronze beading. Beautiful milky white porcelain interior. 2 1 3/4 inch Eglomise Parisian Scenes of Notre Dame...I believe these to be painted on Mother of Pearl due to the sheen. Overall good condition with a bit of wear to porcelain paint though no chips or cracks. Small repair to onyx base
   
 
   
    Antique Art Nouveau SILVER ENAMEL Beautiful Woman Pastille Box
Price: $645.00 USD
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Antique Art Nouveau 800 Silver enamel painting of a Beautiful woman Pastille Sweet Box. Box is approx. 2 by 3 inches and weighs approx. 3 ounces. Gold Wash interior. Enamel painting of a lovely woman under a weeping willow tree in a lavender flowing dress holding a bouquet of red roses..Wonderful details in the painting with a gold bracelet on her wrist and a head band. Some wear to bottom. Used for a wonderful trinket or for Pastilles...little sugar sweets
   
 
   
    Antique Pietra Dura BUTTERFLY MOSAIC Bronze Miniature Jewel Box
Price: $295.00 USD
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Antique Gilt Bronze with Pietra Dura Plaque of a Butterfly Jewel Box. Approx. 2 3/4 inches in diameter and 2 inches tall. Top center plaque...Pietra Dura inset black onyx of a butterfly. Fabulous Stones and colors to included Green Malachite. Superficial cracks to the black onyx . Interior lined in beige silk with cord. Box in diamond pattern and sets upon 4 ball feet. Front of Box with small cartouche...missing from the back
   
 
   
    Antique Pietra Dura BUTTERFLY MOSAIC Bronze Miniature Jewel Box
Price: $295.00 USD
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Antique Gilt Bronze with Pietra Dura Plaque of a Butterfly Jewel Box. Approx. 2 3/4 inches in diameter and 2 inches tall. Top center plaque...Pietra Dura inset black onyx of a butterfly. Fabulous Stones and colors to included Green Malachite. Superficial cracks to the black onyx . Interior lined in beige silk with cord. Box in diamond pattern and sets upon 4 ball feet. Front of Box with small cartouche...missing from the back
   
 
   
    Antique Black Forest Carved STONE SPECIMEN Tea Caddy Box
Price: $495.00 USD
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Antique Black Forest Carved with Stone Specimen Inlay Tea Caddy Box. Approx. 7 by 12 by 8 1/4 inches. Very interesting with nicely carved Rounded legs capped by Ancanthus leaf carvings. Stone Speciment inlay, could be from neighboring Karlsbad, Austria. Lovely condition. Opens to two large Dividers for the tea. Solid and good condition for the age. Would make a wonderful addition to any collection
   
 
   
    Antique Pink Cranberry Glass Enamel Round CASKET BOX
Price: $245.00 USD
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Antique pinkish Cranberry glass with raised Enamel work Round Casket Box Approx. 3 1/2 inches in diameter and is 4 inches tall. Color is amazing and with the addition of raised enamel square and blue forget me not flowers. Also gold gilt to box. Sets upon 3 curlyque legs with brass mounts and round handles. Perfect Boudoir piece. Wonderful condition with just a bit of missing enamel. No chips or cracks
   
 
   
    Antique DARK TURQUOISE Gold Gilt Glass Casket Box
Price: $295.00 USD
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Antique Dark Turquoise Blue with gold gilt embellishment Casket Box. Approx. 2 3/4 by 4 by 4 3/4 inches long. Bronze mounts and beveled egges. Gold flourish decoration. Wonderful condition with no chips or cracks
   
 
   
    Antique Dark Ruby Red Glass Bronze Mounted Sugar CASKET BOX
Price: $495.00 USD
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Antique Ruby Red Octagonal shaped Bronze Mounted Sugar Casket Box Approx 5 1/2 by 4 by 4 1/4 inches tall. Color and design quite wonderful. Trim of Bronze Beading. Fabulous and elaborate Bronze escutcheon. No chips or cracks. Interior lid has a line of interior tiny air bubbles...hard to see Payment is due within 3 days
   
 
   
    Large Antique French MOTHER of PEARL Writing Desk Box
Price: $745.00 USD
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Antique Mother of Pearl Large Writing Desk Box. Approx. 8 3/4 by 4 3/4 by 5 1/2 inches tall. Slant lid with escutcheon. Interior with 6 slots and lined in Blue Moire Silk. 5 missing tiles...4 to the back of the box. Amazing lustre especially with the changing light. Also some wear to the surface and glue residue. Large rare size
   
 
   
    Antique French MOTHER of PEARL Abalone Checker Board Jewel Box
Price: $195.00 USD
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Antique French Mother of Pearl and Abalone Checkerboard Jewel Box. Approx. 3 3/4 by 2 1/2 by 1 3/4 inches tall. Very unusual with a brownish silvery abalone squares. Interior is satin lined. No missing squares...wonderful patina Bottom is a bit rough..like it was glued down.. Box253 Payment is due within 3 days
   
 
   
    Rare Antique Enamel Pictorial w/ EGGSHELL Crystal Box
Price: $645.00 USD
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Superb Rare Enamel Lid Pictorial with Eggshell Box. Approx. 5 1/4 inches in diameter and almost 4 inches tall. Enamel on copper. 2 pastoral Classical scenes with figures..One shows a rare Kite Flying outing. The amazing part is the eggshell enamel inlay to the lid. Only the 2nd piece that I have ever found. Crystal Box...German....Boudoir or Powder. Absolutely exquisite and in wonderful condition. Very good condition.
   
 
   
    Antique Glass with WINGED CHERUB Flowers Bronze Casket Box
Price: $295.00 USD
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Charming Antique RoseColored Glass with enamel overlay of a winged cherub and flowers Bronze mounted Casket Box Approx. 4 3/4 Enamel cherub is so wonderful with touseled hair and wings. Holding on to the flower boughs. Sets upon 4 bronze ball feet. Bronze mounts with side handles. Box also as enamel overlay of flowers with leaves. Lovely condition with no enamel loss or chips or cracks
   
 
   
    Antique Italian MURANO GLASS Gilt Gold Striped Oval Egg Shape Casket Box
Price: $495.00 USD
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Fabulous Italian Murano Glass Gold Striped Oval Egg shape casket on gold gilt pedestal. Approx. 5 by 6 by 7 inches White with tonal gold and sparked striped. Sets upon a gold gilt acanthus leaf base. Gold gilt mounts. Needs a small adjustment to close securely. No chips or cracks Payment is due within 3 days
   
 
   
    Antique Viennese Enamel Ebony Bronze Mounts SPECIMEN CABINET Box
Price: $945.00 USD
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Antique Viennese enamel Ebonized with bronze mounts Specimen Cabinet Box. Approx. 4 1/2 by 6 inches 4 Viennese Enamel plaques of Cherubs representing the Arts...Music, Art Literature etc. Doors with bronze cherub plaques as well as the posts and feet. 2 side bronze plaques of winged cherubs with garland and ribbon. Back bronze plaque of a cherub riding a swan led carriage. Interior with 2 bronze pulls. Wear to ebonized wood and an old stable crack to the back. Also chips to the feet. Darling piece becoming harder and harder to find.
   
 
   
    Antique French Bronze Sevres Porcelain Champleve CHERUBS CASKET Box
Price: $1,245.00 USD
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Antique French Sevres Porcelain Champleve Bronze Casket Box. Approx. 5 1/4 by 3 3/4 by 3 1/2 inches tall. Quite lovely with porcelain painted plaques. Top plaque of a beautiful woman painting a darling winged cherub...signed Nelly. Bottom front of winged cherub in pink Swaddling cloth . Side porcelains a Representation of the Arts....Music and Literature . The back panel of a bucolic River and Landscape scene...All in very good condition. Champleve in red with turquoise accents. Interior is lined in red silk. Lovely condition.
   
 
   
    Antique Superbly Carved COQUILLA NUT 18th C Scenes Snuff Box
Price: $345.00 USD
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    Antique Palais Royal French Mother of Pearl Gold Inlay PATCH BOX
Price: $395.00 USD
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Antique French Mother of Pearl with kt gold inlay Octagonal Patch Box. Approx. 1 by 1 3/4 by 2 3/4 inches. Lovely style and shape. Circa 1840 to 1850 Palais Royal.. Lid has a musical center motif with torches flanking. Box center with quiver ribbon and torch and back is similar. Interior is decorated with ribbon floral and garlands. Lined with old silk. And the best is the bottom with flowers and fleur de lis in a cherkerboard pattern. I have never seen so much decoration on one box. Missing one small strip of mop at the lid side. A bit of gold inlay is missing. Though for over 175 years old still quite lovely.
   
 
   
    18th C FRENCH LILLE Soft Paste Porcelain Large Book form Box
Price: $795.00 USD
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Rare Antique 18th C French Lille Soft paste porcelain Hand painted Large Book form Box. Approx. 2 3/4 by 6 by 8 inches. Wonderful old piece with cast hinges. Front is a beautiful painting of elegant gentlemen on horseback perhaps out for a hunt. Lower scene of winged putti in the clouds over a castle. Back a pastoral landscape with rose border. Binding of La Promenade 1668 And my favorite part is the marbled sides as a Trompe L'oeil effect for pages. Interior is lined in gold paper. I think it was most probably used as a Bonbonniere. So rare and beautiful...Condition has been repaires. A crack in the center of the front cover above the putti. It has been repaired to appear as part of the road. If it were perfect would sell in excess of $2500.
   
 
   
    1730 French Mother of Pearl Gold BOITE a MOUCHE Patch Box w/ Brush
Price: $5,000.00 USD
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Circa 1730 French Mother of Pearl with 18 kt gold mounts and sterling silver decoration Boite a Mouche Patch Box with original brush. Approx. 2 by 2 1/2 by 1 1/2 inches tall. You will never see another....could have deaccessioned from the Lourve or from another wonderful French Museum. The finest of Mother of Pearl and beautifully carved box with a fruit and bird motif on the exterior. Box lid is lined in sterling silver. 18 kt gold mounts opens to the original ghostly silvered mirror. 2 smaller boxes with gold applied floral decoration open up for the storage of the patches. Other area is for the mother of pearl gold mounted brush. I have been told that often a lady would use some sort of sealant to attach the patch and the brush would brush away the residue. Remarkable condition for almost 300 years old. No chips or cracks. Gold patina is wonderful as well as silver. Certainly a piece from the Wealthy and perhaps the Royal Court. As one of my best customers will say...It is so beautiful it makes me want to cry... Layaway will be accepted.
   
 
   
    Antique French SERVRES STYLE Blue Enamel Lily of the Valley Casket Box
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Price: $895.00 USD
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Antique Robins Egg Blue Enamel Sevres style enamel Lily of the Valley Casket. Approx. 3 by 3 1/2 by 6 inches. Large Size The color is enchanting. 4 Ormolu mounted feet, frame and clasp. Delicate design of Lily of the Valley with small blue flowers and greenery. Framed in ormolu beading. Enameled fleur de lis in corners. Interior is outfilled in ecru satin. Just beautiful.
   
 
   
    Antique 1800' s French Porcelain Enamel MASKED BELLE Patch Bonbonniere Box
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Price: $1,495.00 USD
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Rare and superb Antique 1800's French Masked Belle Porcelain Enamel Box. Approx. 1 by 2 inches. The first one that I have found in over 5 years and of outstanding quality. Based on the Exquisite Masked Balls in the Time of Marie Antoinette. A beautiful face with rouged cheeks. Black mask with 2 small rose cut diamond eyes. A blue ribbon around her neck and feather plumes at her back. Opens to reveal a floral decorated interior. Ormolu mounts and clasp in very good working condition. Purpose....Patch, Snuff, Sweet or a precious Jewel....whichever you choose. Condition is quite good for age with just slight spider veins in the lid. Piece is quite stable....they could be firing flaws . So rare and so desirable...do not let this beauty go to someone else.
   
 
   
    Antique French BELLE EPOQUE Monumental Beveled Bronze Presentation Box
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Price: $995.00 USD
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Antique French Belle Epoque Monumental Beveled Glass and Bronze Presentation Box. Approx. 7 1/2 by 8 by 9 inches and weighs 9 1/2 pounds. Elegant and stunning....Beveled corners. Front with an almost beveled heart which mimics the escutcheon. Organic bronze work with Beading, Mirrored bottom to showcase a most Precious Object. Original Key. Overall in very good condition with a bruise in the lower corner...is not a chip or break ..appears to be a flaw to glass.
   
 
   
    Antique FRENCH SEVRES Porcelain Painted Casket Box
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Price: $945.00 USD
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Superb Antique French Sevres Porcelain Painted Casket box. Approx. 3 3/4 by 4 3/4 by 6 inches. Beautiful Celeste bleu porcelain with painted lid and box adorned by ormolu mounts and 4 legs. Lid has a darling pastoral scene with woman , lamb and man with horn and a dog at his feet. The box has a similar painting with 3 people and the back and sides is a river with chateau scene...All beautifully painted. Ormolu cast clasp with bead mounts. Fitted interior..perhaps for sewing implements with under level lined in satin. Condition is quite good.Paint is strong and I see no chips or cracks. Gilding is bright
   
 
   
    Antique Rome Vatican Micro Mosaic Pliny's Doves by CEASARE ROCCHEGGIANI Box
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Price: $1,650.00 USD
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Rarest of the Rare..Micro Mosaic of Pliny's Doves Set in a Champleve Box by the Vatican Workshops of Ceasare Roccheggiani. Box is approx. 2 by 4 1/4 inches and Micro Mosaic is approx. 2 1/4 by 3 1/4 inches. Champleve enamel box in a leaf and vine decoration sets upon 4 ball feet. The Mosaic is a masterpiece.....at touch and look appears as a painting...the trademark of the Roccheggiani workshop. Roccheggiani worked from 1856 to 1864 at the Vatican...his Micro Mosaics hold the record for price. $500,000. and recently a large piece of his sold for over $300,000. The box opens to reveal the symbol of the Vatican Workshop and the name Roccheggiani Roma. Condition of the Mosaic is perfect..no missing tesserae, no repairs and no chips or cracks. The box is worn as expected. The interior silk also. You will never find another piece of this quality and provenance at this price
   
 
   
    Empire French Napoleon III Porcelain Crystal Enamel BRONZE BASKET Box
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Price: $2,950.00 USD
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Antique French Napoleon III Crystal Dore Bronze Enamel Porcelain Flower Basket Box. Approx. 5 by 7 by 8 inches. The best of this era that I have ever seen. Where do I begin..Most probably Bacarat Crystal base with Dore Bronze castings of Flower Garlands and Ribbon. Lid, opens from both sides, terra cotta enamel work with more Dore decoration and small yellow porcelain rose buds. The handle, which even has bronze castings inside the handle, is decorated with a butterfly and 5 additional pink flowers. I see a bit of restoration work around the butterfly and missing 2 yellow buds on one side. A stunning box which be the highlight of any collection.
   
 
   
    Rare Antique French PALAIS ROYAL Monumental Opaline Bead Box
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Price: $2,950.00 USD
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Superb antique French Palais Royal Bronze and Opaline Glass Bead Box Casket Approx. 7 by 8 by 8 1/2 inches. Hexagon shape and so unusual...I have never seen this box before. Over 200 approx. 1/2 inch diameter white opaline beads encrust this box. Beautiful gilt bronze with French Pastoral figural on the top of the lid. Sets upon 6 curly que bronze style legs. Opens to a silk lining comapartment which lifts out to a a larger lined area. Sewing box or perhaps for Jewels. Intricate carving and styling. I see only one missing bead. Key was not available. One of the best piece I have found in a long long time
   
 
   
    1847 Japanese Nagasaki Lacquer Inlay GAMING BOX 110 Engraved Chinese Counters
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Price: $1,395.00 USD
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Opens to the lid inlaid as a Wreath inscribed Souvenir 1847. The box contains 4 compartments inlaid lids with the same shields as on the lid. Different floral decorations on each individual lid. The workmanship is superb. Each box contains the reticulated carved and etched counters. Each counter's back is engraved with a highly stylized Monogram. The front of the rectangular counters are etched with a Chinese Village and 2 figures The front of the round are 2 figures underneath a tree, The front of the squares are also 2 figures in a setting. They are exquisitely made and I have seen these individually sell for between $10 and $20. each and there are 110. I am assuming this was made for a traveler....Euoropean...who came to China and had the set made. Pieces were often used for Mah Jong. Condition is wonderful for being over 150 years old. A few pieces of inlay shell are missing on the lid in the Coat of Arms...but almost all are in tact and so beautiful. A one of a kind and you will probably will never see again
   
 
   
    18th C FRENCH Hot Air BALLOON Ivory Painted Copper Snuff Box
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Price: $1,450.00 USD
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18th C French circa 1790 Circular IV Snuff Box with painting on copper of the scene of Hot Air Ballooning. Box is approx. 3 1/2 inches in diameter and 1 1/2 inches tall. These scenes are rare and quite Collectible. I believe the scene to be at Versailles due to the blue and gold coloring of the balloon. With the balloon above, the people stand cheering below. A lake, Landscape and buildings complete the detailed painting. 2 piece box with a gold trimmed lid. Overall lovely condition with no chips or cracks to the box. The painting has a small chip to the left of the balloon and a small scratch on the far left
   
 
   
    18th C Ivory French Patch Box Painting en GRISAILLE of 4 Children
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Price: $1,045.00 USD
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18 the C French IV Patch box with superb painting en Grisaille of 4 children. Box is approx. 1 1/4 by 3 3/4 inches. The quality of this box is so superb! The trim around the painting, hinges and latch are all of 18 kt gold. Interior is outfitted with a light green velvet box and lid is a mirror trimmed. But the painting is so good...Approx. 3/4 by 1 inch and features 4 siblings en grisaille. Condition is quite good..no chips or cracks
   
 
   
    French NEOCLASSICAL Bronze Porcelain CASKET Hexagon Box
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Price: $1,295.00 USD
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French Neoclassical Porcelain Panel and Bronze Casket 6 sided box circa 1870. Approx. 8 inches across and 6 3/4 inches tall. Stunning box... 6 French bleu background panels with painted classical figures. Each panel is approx. 3 1/4 by 4 inches. Top and each of the six sides are covered in a bronze curlyque design with matte and and center glossy balls. Sets upon 6 ball feet. Interior is blue velvet...escutcheon but I do not have a key. Very eye catching and a substantial piece. Some wear to panels and a few scratches. No chips or cracks
   
 
   
    Rare 1850 French FIGURAL King Crown Porcelain Bust Snuff BOX
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Price: $995.00 USD
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1850 French Porcelain Painted Figural Snuff box of a king with a crown. Approx. 3 inches tall and 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Superb quality piece...similar to the Masked belle boxes. Handsome man with greying hair and beard. Brown eyes and a look of...He is Carrying the weight of his kingdom on his shoulders. Gold tipped crown. Gold metal etched lid into the box. Fabulous piece for any box collector. One small chip to one of the tops of his crown
   
 
   
    Antique Black Forest Carved Sewing Work COTTAGE BOX
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Price: $995.00 USD
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Superb antique Black Forest...most probably Swiss Brienz quality, sewing work box carved as a thatched roof cottage. Approx. 5 by 6 by 7 inches. How charming with original working key, thatched roof with side chimney, covered attic window, cross hatched floor windows, landscaping around the cottage, rounded back door and the facade is carved to imitate stone or brick work. Interior opens to covered magenta silk with braid trim. Remarkable condition with no chips or cracks. The best piece of the kind that I have ever seen
   
 
   
    Rare Antique COQUILLA NUT Figural Snuff Box Egyptian Mummy
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Price: $1,245.00 USD
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Rare antique Coquilla Nut Carved Figural Snuff Box of an Egyptian Mummy Woman. Approx. 4 inches tall and 1 3/4 inches across. Quite rare depiction.. With headress and long pleated gown. She stands on 2 feet. One hand at her waist and the other at her side. Glass eyes. Figural condition is quite good though there seems to be a replacement box cover on the back. Fits perfectly and was probably refitted many many years ago. At a recent London Auction featuring a small collection of Coquilla boxes...each one sold for over 1000 pounds and add a 20% premium which equates to about $2000. None were as interesing or as rare as this box
   
 
   
    Antique Hexagon Porcelain Bronze OCTOPUS Casket Box
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Price: $2,750.00 USD
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Superb Rare and Unusual antique Continental Bronze and Porcelain Painted Casket box. Hexagon shaped and approx. 8 1/2 inches tall 10 inches long and wide. Amazing...it is covered in bronze Octopi. Early 1800's and Continental...I go back and forth between French and Italian. 6 Classical Painted figures on a black background. - 1 or 2 do remind me of those I have seen on the walls of Pompeii. They are superbly painted by a master and are approx. 3 1/4 by 4 inches each. Sets upon 6 Octopi...with cast tentacles and balls. Each column is adorned with the same decorated look of the tentacles. The lid is covered in a canopy of the decoration which also looks like six Octopus fleur de lis... I have never seen anything so intricate! Interior is covered in old silk with box trim beautifully engraved. Condition is wonderful though in need of a cleaning. I see only one small area of missing bronze which is in the lid canopy
   
 
   
    18th C FRENCH 18kt GOLD MINIATURE PAINTING FINE BOX
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Price: $5,250.00 USD
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18th C French 18kt gold with "faux" Tortoise Shell box with lid having an oval Miniature Painting of a Mother and Daughter. Approx. 3 1/3 inches oval and 1 1/2 inches tall. This is certainly museum Quality.Weights approx. 114.3 g Where do I begin...Lid has an oval Miniature Masterpiece of a mother and daughter that has remnants of a signature on the bottom right side. Magnificently painted. Exterior of box is Shell in a dark caramel color with Gold latch and trims. The interior color of the gold took my breath away. Quality is wonderful. There are 3 marks on the box which are so hard to see...though they represent the gold, makers and French control marks. For over 200 years old the condition is amazing. Obviously owned by a pre Revolution family of Wealth and Power. For the Sophisticated Collector who wants a real tangible asset and quality and Antiquity Layaway!
   
 
   
    RARE ENGLISH 18th C FILIGREE ROLLED PAPER MUSIC BOX
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Price: $1,495.00 USD
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Very rare English 18th C Rolled Paper Parchment Filigree Box. Approx. 2 3/4 by 3 3/4 by 5 inches long. Truly amazing...made by rolling up of paper or parchment in order to create delicate coils which were then attached to the surface of the box. The end of the page was gilded or colored , so as to give the impression of rolled metal work. Carcas of box looks to be of mahogany painted and retrofitted the in the 1800's to fit a music box. Lid has a center miniature painting of a young maiden. Lid also has 4 corner designed tuip like flowers. On this entire box I see only one missing coil. Amazing condition for over 200 years old...with much of the gilt still present on the ribbon work of the paper. Music box is included and seem to be working though needs a proper key. First one I have ever owned as they are usually a small fortune and the best condition I have seen. For the sophisticated collector of the rare and the unusual. Seen only in the Reference Books such as page 141 of the Cummins Book Antique Boxes Inside and Out and pages 117 and 118 of the Clarke and O'Kelly book Antique Boxes Tea Caddies, & Society 1700-1880
   
 
   
    1800's French Napoleonic PRISONER of WAR Gaming Domino Bone Box
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Price: $3,450.00 USD
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1800 to 1820 Napoleonic Prisoner of War Bone gaming Domino Box. Approx. 9 3/4 by 4 by 3 1/2 inches tall. So rare and seldom do they come to the market for sale. They are so valued by the Familys who have owned them. The box has 13 Eglomise painted glass panels featuring a man and woman urns of flowers and side panels of exotic locales. Made by Prisoners of War aboard ships to pass their time with what resources were handy. Mostly carcasses of whales. Box slides off to reveal 30 ebony and bone Dominoes. the bone work of the box is quite fine with a scalloped design and the box itself is peaked at both ends. It has been restored.. wood base and interior wood....the original was most probably quite infested and worn. It has been very nicely done and makes this piece even more desirable. A rare prize
   
 
   
    18th C FRENCH VERNIS MARTIN TORTOISE SNUFF BOX MINIATURE PORTRAIT
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Price: $950.00 USD
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18th C French Vernis Martin Table Sbhuff Box with Center Lid Miniature Portrait and interior in faux Tortoise Shell. Approx. 1 1/2 inches tall by 3 inches in diameter and portrait is approx. 1 by 1 1/2 inches. superb quality with rare and unusual painted gold leaf with black design. Trimmed in ormolu. Interior of box is " Tortoise shell in very nice condition, great caramel color and no chips or cracks. Modest school size ivory Miniature of a young man with blonde hair and blue eyes...wearing a blue velvet jacket with white shirt....quite sweet. Condition is amazing for age, The decorated box paint is quite strong with no chipping or wear. Only flaw I see is a tiny scratch to the Minature portrait bottom right
   
 
   
    18th C FRENCH VERNIS MARTIN PAINTED CHERUB SNUFF BOX
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Price: $950.00 USD
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Museum Quality 18th C French Vernis Martin painted Snuff Box. Approx. 3/4 by 2 by 2 1/2 inches. Very best of the kind that I have ever seen. The painting is amazing! A group of 5 chubby tow headed cherubs frolicking on a barrel in a wooded setting. On gold background with sterling silver mounts and "faux" tortoise shell interior. Every inch is painted. The bottom of the box has 2 painted cherubs. The sides have groupings of fruit. All are minature Masterpieces. Condition is quite good with very subtle craquelure.
   
 
   
    18th C GERMAN ENAMEL TABLE SNUFF BOX LADY with DOG
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Price: $1,950.00 USD
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Superb 18th C German painted enamel Table Snuff Box. Approx. 1 1/2 by 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches. The quality is truly amazing. Robins egg blue background color and trimmed in ormolu mounts. Lid center depict 2 frolicking cherubs. Applied slipware in white icing like to mimic billowy clouds. All 4 sides and bottom of box also have the slipware and center painting of florals. when one opens up the lid...there is the masterpiece! A stunning painting of a woman of the court with her small dog in her lap. Painted in colors of pink and lavender. A miniature masterpiece. Condition is superb for over 200 years old with just a few slight spider veins thru the white enamel box. With this economy,this is what you want to collect. The very best which will continue year after year to rise in value.
   
 
   
    FRENCH 18th C VERNIS MARTIN BOITE a MOUCHE PATCH BOX
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Price: $1,250.00 USD
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Rare 18th C French Vernis Martin Boite a Mouche Patch box. Approx. 1 1/4 by 1 3/4 by 2 1/4 inches Superb quality and magnificently painted on papier mache. Lid is painted with a scene of what looks to be Marie antoinette being attended to her by her ladies in waiting. She is sitting at her boudoir and being adorned by the ladies. very sweet scene with other ladies attending to her Dressing Drpaeries and her furnishings. Box is painted with scroll work and florals around the box and the bottom is a scene with sheet music, doves, a tambourine and and recorder. Quite wonderful. A true Boite a Mouche with the interior compartmentilized with gilt base and floral painted lids covering the boxes. The lid is lined in faux tortoise shell. Many are called patch boxes though this is the real thing. Condition is amazing for over 200 years old. Paint is strong and I see no chips or cracks to the
   
 
   
    RARE 1760 GERMAN ENAMEL SNUFF BOX SUPERB PAINTING
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Price: $1,300.00 USD
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Rare 1760 German Enamel Snuff box exquisitely painted. Approx. 3 1/2 by 2 1/4 by 1 3/4 inches. 18th C German enamel is so Masterly created. White background with paintings of 18th C pastoral figures on the box lid, all 4 sides and the bottom. It is the interior painting which is the masterpiece. A beautiful woman of the court wearing a gown in green and purple , her hair in a braid to one side and wearing a ruffled collar. so stunning and so different from the French pieces. Box has ormolu mounts and latch in good working order. A bit of craquelure to the lid as expected with a box of almost 250 years old. For the Sophisticated collector who wants the very best
   
 
   
    1830 FRENCH PORCELAIN BONBONNIERE PATCH BOX MASKED BALL
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Price: $1,850.00 USD
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1830 French Porcelain Painted Bonbonniere or Patch box figural depicting a woman in a Mask. Approx. 1 by 1 3/4 inches. Exquisitely modeled with perfect skin tone, hair powdered with puce colored cap trimmed in gold. Small open mouth revealing teeth. Black mask which has 2 small diamond chips for eyes. Back is ormolu engaved lid which opens to a perfect porcelain box. Also has a latch at the top of her head and could have been worn or carried. Absolutely delightful and in wonderful condition. Strong colors and no chips or cracks. So rare and quite hard to find
   
 
   
    1800 FRENCH DIEPPE PASTORAL PAINTING IVORY PATCH BOX
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Price: $950.00 USD
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1800 French Dieppe ivory Pastoral Painted 2 piece Patch Box. A very large approx. 1 1/4 by 2 1/4 by 3 1/4 inches. So charming. Quits substantial and heavy. Lid is Beautifully painted Boucher pastoral painting and signed MC. Box is painted with ribbon and floral garland. Interior of lid is painted with a royal seal in crest. Wonderful condition with no chips or cracks
   
 
   
    18th C FRENCH MOURNING BOX IVORY PAINTING ARM of GOD
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Price: $1,750.00 USD
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Rare 18th C French Mourning Box in brick red Compostopn with Tortoise Shell interior and Superb Miniature painting on Ivory of the Arm of God being led by ribbon by a cherub. Approx. 3 1/4 inches in diameter and 1 inch tall. Very rare Mourning Subject matter. This is the 1st one that I have seen outside of refernce books. Red composition exterior is inlaid with pewter pique around the lid and the box. Interior is a dark Shell. The painting is approx. 2 1/2 inches in diameter . Blue sky background with clouds An arm with bracelet comes from the clouds and signs in the book...L'Amitie...Friend. Winged and curly haired cherub is the guide pulling a blue ribbon. Superb consition. No cracks and strong colors.
   
 
   
    1820 FRENCH EBONY IVORY MINIATURE PAINTING SNUFF BOX
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Price: $1,400.00 USD
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1820 French Ebony with Ivory trim and center lid Miniature painting on ivory Masterpiece. Box is approx. 3 inches in diameter and is 2 parts with lid and box. Lid painting is a Miniature Masterpiece. Approx. 2 inches on ivory and trimmed in gold gilt and ivory trim. The depiction of a family admiring the finished portrait of a Grandmother. Such a story with the 3 generations...the Grandmother, Grandfather, mother and child. The artist is standing behind with his pallette in hand. So charming to see the Grandfather with the child. Rare...I have never seen such a scene before and so beautifully painted. Box is in lovely condition and paitning strong color and no seen chips or cracks
   
 
   
    RARE 1790 FRENCH IVORY GOLD HOT AIR BALLOON SNUFF BOX
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Price: $3,500.00 USD
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Approx. 1790 French Ivory Snuff Box trimmed in high karat gold with a Miniature painting on ivory of the Balloon flight from 1783 at Versailles. Box is approx. 2 1/2 inches in diameter and 1 inch tall. Subject matter is so rare and so declarative of the reign of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. Evertrhing was over the top! Box is trimmed in a double gold chain and the portrait has a gold engraved rim. The balloon is decorated with gold as well as the fence, the center crown and the lettering. The balloon in royal blue and gold, with what looks like their cargo, is flying in the center. Crowds are waving in the distant below. There is French lettering which looks to be: Le GBNIE ELEVE LA DOU CRUR? The Montgolfier brothers were the French Wright Brothers of Ballooning. This painting looks to be dedicated to their September 19, 1783 first passenger flight. This happened at Versailles with Marie and Louis looking on as well as their French court and another 130,000 invited guests. The passengers were a sheep, duck and rooster who flew in the basket suspended below the balloon. The flight was approx. 2 miles and landed safely. Used for snuff or patches, this is a rare and wonderful piece besides having a wonderful Historical Perspective. Seldom comes onto theMarketplace. Another , though not as decorated and without the gold is selling for $4500. Patina is wonderful . One tiny hair line crack to the box. I hate to banter about the term museum piece but this would certainly qualify as such.
   
 
   
    18th C FRENCH VERNIS MARTIN BONBONNIERE TORTOISE SHELL CHERUB BOX
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Price: $1,500.00 USD
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18th C French Vernis Martin painted Bonbonniere Box with natural tortoise shell interior and lid is painted with a scene of cherubs. Superb quality. Approx. 3 inches in diameter and 1 1/4 inches tall. I believe box is of papier mache covering the shell. Lid is magnificently painted with 3 winged cherubs. In a cloud background, one is holding an arrow, the other a flower wreath and the third is lying down with a come hither repose. Most definitely a box signifying Love and Attraction. A rare piece of chocolate or a covered almond , presented in the box, would have been the real prize of the time. Impossible to find and in wonderful condition. Painting a Masterpiece
   
 
   
    18th C FRENCH VERNIS MARTIN PAINTED HOT AIR BALLOON BOX
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Price: $995.00 USD
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18th C French Papier Mache Vernis Martin painted box of a Hot Air Balloon. Perhaps a Bonbonniere, patch or snuff box. Approx. 2 1/2 inches in diameter and 1 1/2 inches tall. 2 pieces with the lid superbly painted and the box with a striped design. Interior painted to mimic tortoise shell. Lid depicts the lift off the red ballon over a Sea side area with Ladies and Gentleman dressed in 18th C fashion. Since the 1st recorded flight of a Hot Air Balloon in 1783 in Paris, the subject matter has become a great source of collectibility. The early pieces are quite impossible to find. Added to the value is the box is in superb condition. Strong paint and no chips or cracks, Rare and wonderful for the sophisticated collector
   
 
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