A large French mid-19th century Sèvres-style porcelain and ormolu mounted tulipwood jewel casket
Lot 67*
A large French mid-19th century Sèvres-style porcelain and ormolu mounted tulipwood jewel casket possibly by maison Giroux, Paris
£10,000 - 15,000
US$ 16,000 - 24,000

Lot Details
A large French mid-19th century Sèvres-style porcelain and ormolu mounted tulipwood jewel casket
A large French mid-19th century Sèvres-style porcelain and ormolu mounted tulipwood jewel casket
possibly by maison Giroux, Paris
the spreading top centred by a parcel-gilt turquoise ground porcelain medalion depicting a group of bacchic putti, within a foliate frieze, the angles with floral garlands, opening to reveal a cream-ground silk interior, the corners with scrolling acanthus leaf mounts, flanked to each side by a foliate handle, on pierced scrolling foliate feet, 68cm wide, 50cm deep, 37cm high (26.5" wide, 19.5" deep, 14.5" high).

Footnotes

  • This jewel casket is typical of the mid-19th century Paris pieces made by cabinet-makers specialising in petits meubles de fantaisie, such as the maison Giroux who was celebrated for its finest examples of jewel caskets, small tables, writing desks etc., with porcelain and Louis XV style gilt bronze mounts, such as the present lot.
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