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Gold and Mother-of-Pearl Box, c.1765 (gold & mother-of-pearl)

CHINOISERIES --- Gold and Mother-of-Pearl Box, (gold & mother-of-pearl) Creator Austrian School, century) Nationality Austrian Location Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA Medium gold and mother-of-pearl Date

Cut glass bowl on base with three ebonized Egyptian female standards, anthemion border, descending bellflower and petal decoration throughout, drop and base mounted blossom finial, cut glass bowl with ormolu mounted rim, probably French, 19th century

Cut glass bowl on base with three ebonized Egyptian female standards, anthemion…

1775 French Potpourri bowls at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles - From the curators' comments: "Glass mounted with gilt bronze is rare. Bronze casters were more usually commissioned to create decorative mounts for hardstone, porcelain, or lacquer pieces. The mounts of these bowls are in the Neoclassical style, fashionable in Paris during the 1760s and 1770s."

1775 French Potpourri bowls at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles - From the curators' comments: "Glass mounted with gilt bronze is rare, fashionable in Paris during the and

A 19th century Continental gold and enamelled snuff box with later French marks

A century Continental gold and enamelled snuff box with later French marks

Sevres style porcelain tabatiere box with hinged lid of gadrooned porcelain and gilt metal rims decorated with raised floral gilt design on cobalt blue background, prob. France

Sevres style porcelain tabatiere box with hinged lid of gadrooned porcelain and gilt metal rims decorated with raised floral gilt design on cobalt blue background, prob.

A jewelled gold Imperial presentation box, probably Hanau, circa 1865, of cartouche form, the lid with the later crowned cypher of Archduchess Maria-Theresia on a sablé ground, within a diamond frame, further applied with six large diamonds on a sablé ground chased in relief with leafy scrollwork, the interior of the lid inscribed 'Maria Theresia'. The cypher is probably that of Princess Maria Theresia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies; she married Prince Wilhelm of Hohenzollern in 1899.

A jewelled gold Imperial presentation box, probably Hanau, circa 1865

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