Rare Early 1800s French Opaline and Eglomise Grand Tour Souvenir, Small Basket
July 7, 2020
Rare Early 1800s French Opaline and Eglomise Grand Tour Souvenir, Small Basket, 2 Architectural Views of Paris. All items and photos are the express property of Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. No reproduction without prior written consent. We’ll be sending out sale notices and special deals to our’Favorites’ customers. We’ve just bought the collection of a longtime good customer, and will have 31 pieces in all listing soon. The term, “eglomise” refers to a decorative technique of painting on the backside of glass. These are each little works of art. The collection varies from c. Will describe each as listed. This is an early one, a rare purplish-white opaline glass, an ormolu cased bonbon basket with 2 lift-up lids, each with their own mother of pearl-accented 1 1/8 round architectural paintings. The two scenes are le Odelisk and Napoleon’s Triumphal Arch in front of the Louvre. Photos show the fine details, condition, measurements. Very good to excellent condtion throughout for age and type. No chips or flaws on the old early 1800s opaline glass, and no dents or losses on the intricate ormolu. The lids are not made with clasps, each side rises like a basket’s sides. And the center hinge is a pin-hinge, both sides connecting but totally functional. Measurements noted on photos. The addition of mother of pearl behind sections of the paintings gives this one shimmer of rainbow at angles of view. We’re easy to deal with. You are very important! Our fine inventory is very important. And your ranking of our performance is also very important! We wish to keep our 4.9 – 5 star ratings in all categories. We always insure our items BUT, more importantly, pack them extremely well knowing that most are not replaceable. Please remember that when leaving DSR ratings. Icon here or above to see more of our inventory, offerings and venues. We have a HUGE assortment of the finest antiques to be found online, all at your fingertips with Antiques & Uncommon Treasure. _gsrx_vers_631 GS 6.9.8b6 (631). The item “Rare Early 1800s French Opaline and Eglomise Grand Tour Souvenir, Small Basket” is in sale since Sunday, March 22, 2020. This item is in the category “Antiques\Decorative Arts\Other Antique Decorative Arts”. The seller is “antiquesuncommontreasure” and is located in San Marcos, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Style: French
- Age: 1850-1899
- Original/Reproduction: Original