Featuring an Enamel Scene to the Lid
From our Glassware collection, we are pleased to offer this French Cranberry Glass Box. The box of oval form with chamfered lid and brass mounts decorated throughout with a central band of enamelled greek key to the body and an enamel design to the lid with a gnome stealing a young girls hat in a floral garden surrounded by a border of scrolling motifs. The box stood upon four unusual Egyptian revival style Pharaoh feet elevating the box from the floor. The box dates to the late 19th century circa 1880.
Notes | Egyptian Revival is a style that uses the motifs and imagery of ancient Egypt. It is attributed generally to the public awareness of ancient Egyptian monuments generated by Napoleon’s conquest of Egypt and Admiral Nelson’s defeat of the French Navy at the Battle of the Nile in 1798.
Measurements | 13cm High x 21cm Wide x 15.5cm Deep
Condition | Very Good, minor wear consistent with age, one slightly deeper surface scratch the rear of the lid.