Looking for a collector who appreciates the history of this item. This is an antique French dresser box, oval and bombe' shaped. The Sevres style porcelain carries the mark of the studio as being "Chateau de Longpre" with the word" France " on the bottom.
The strong cobalt blue color is accented by the gilded gold design and hand painted scene on top of the box and the floral interior. From my research I believe this studio work is from the early 1900's. There is very little written regarding Chateau de Longpre. The hand painted scene on the lid is that of a pair of lovers in a garden.
The artist who signed the box is A. Grisard and the signature is located on the left side of the painted scene.The lid opens to reveal roses on the inside of the lid and bottom of the box. The lid is framed with the ormolu hinged on the back. The lid opens and closes fine. Size: 8" wide 3" high 5 Depth Condition: The only wear I see is a slight wearing off on the gold painted accent edging. This is I believe from the item actually being opened and closed.
There is some age and patina on part of the back hinge. This may or may not have been repaired in that area, but I cannot tell for sure. It has been carefully tended since then. I see no other chips or damages in the porcelain. The box is offered "AS IS" due to the slight wear on the trim and hinge.Please contact me if you have any questions. The item "Sevres Style Porcelain Box Hand Painted Chateau de Longpre Vintage" is in sale since Wednesday, March 20, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Boxes". The seller is "ommmax88" and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.