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Bronze Ormolu Lozenge Box

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Bronze Ormolu Lozenge Box

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Item Details

  • Height:
    1 3/8 Inches
  • Length:
    5 1/2 Inches
  • Depth:
    3 1/8 Inches
  • Period:
  • Origin:
A delicately hand-painted portrait graces the lid of this charming bronze ormolu box. Crafted in an elegant lozenge shape, this Rococo-style box is also adorned with exceptional applied and hand-cast decoration. This style of painting was practiced in the 18th and 19th centuries in Europe and America for keepsake portraits. Painted on thin, semi-translucent pieces with watercolor or tempera paints and either sable- or marten-hair brushes, usually under a magnifying glass, these paintings displayed colors that had a velvet quality, which was often enhanced by the glow produced by a gold leaf or tinted backing.

Circa 1850

5 1/2" length x 3 1/8" deep x 1 3/8" high

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Price: $2,450
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