Today we are delighted to offer for sale a most lovely antique Limoges porcelain coquillage shell box! This petit treasure is too pretty for words! Expertly and intricately molded in the shape a shell, this darling trinket or jewelry box is intricately and precisely hand-painted with minute multi-color sprays of flowers, all interspersed by gilded trim. The dorsum of the shell is painted with a gilded rococo motif. The posterior and anterior parts of the shell are connected by gilded ormolu mounts. The piece is marked on the bottom “Made In France/(Limoges Logo)/692”. Presents beautifully and in very good antique condition, with very minor shelf wear from being on display. There is very faint and stable and not continuous hairline crack on the upper right corner of the top shell. Some tiny bits of the gilt caulk that holds the ormolu mounts with the porcelain pieces is gone. This minute masterpiece would be the perfect box for a treasured pearl ring! A refined objet d’art, this piece will bring Gallic elegance to any room in your home or business. A special piece for a special buyer!
Dimensions: Length: 3 1/2″ Width: 2 1/2″ Height: 1 1/2″
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