french jewelry caskets

antique french gilt ormolu beveled glass jewelry caskets

where to look: i often find these boxes at genuine antique markets, shops and fairs. seek dealers or shops that specialize in pre 1900 antiques. i also spot them frequently on etsy and ebay - use the description above in your search.

collectors tip: modern imitations and replicas exist - examine the piece carefully for the character and patina of age. the metal should show some tarnish, the glass will appear imperfect or flawed and the interior fabric, commonly silk, should show some wear. 

5 comments:

  1. I always learn something new when I visit your blog. I didn't even know these existed... or were counterfeited. I'll keep my eyes peeled for one from now on.

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    1. Hey Audry, thanks! I'm glad to introduce them to you - good luck hunting them down.

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  2. It looks like you have a beautiful collection of these caskets. What made you start acquiring them?

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    1. I guess I was hooked after realizing they existed, they are just so beautiful. Every time I would find one I would bring it home.

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  3. They're soo beautiful!!

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