Offered from a Southern estate is a gorgeous. Antique Cobalt Blue Murano Glass Jewel Casket with Enameled or raised hand painted.
Medallions in white and gold all over the surface. Believed to have been made. By Pagliarin & Franco, who were located on the Grand Canal and participated in the Venice exhibition from 1895 to 1930.
Another box in cranberry, signed by Pagliarin and Franco, from same estate and with exact dimensions and similar marks on. Mounts and exact designs on mount is shown in final photo. This box is NOT signed.The box is 4 1/2" by 4" by 2 3/4 and is mounted in brass and seated in a rolled and beaded. Brass frame with ball feet and beaded drapes around legs and handles. That makes the mounted size 5" by 4 3/4" by 3 1/2. Hinge embossed with flowers along back and holds lid up. The enamel work is in excellent condition with no noted rub off or chips.
The glass has no chips or cracks and no rubbing wear or scratches. There is some light gold tracery, especially on the sides of the box, and where there is some.Gold mesh and gold tracery and there is some WEAR to the GOLD there, see the close up photos. It does not detract form the beauty of this gorgeous antique box.
There is a bit of clear residue on the mount around the handle on the left, believe. They may be some glue and did not want to use any chemical to try to remove or to scrape. I should come off with some light attention! It is not noticeable unless you are looking. This box is in EXCELLENT condition for age!
There is a lock but there is no key. All of the items I sell are vintage, antique or collectible and will show some signs of use or wear. Please do not be expecting to receive a "new" condition item.
Even excellent condition items will not look new and will show some signs of use. I will be happy to provide more information and/or photos. These charges will be extra and not included in your invoice nor collected by us. They are payable by you to your government. I will immediately leave same for you!
The item "COBALT BLUE JEWEL CASKET Antique Murano Glass Gold White Enameled Trinket Box" is in sale since Tuesday, June 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Glass\Art Glass\Italian". The seller is "patina50" and is located in Clarksboro, New Jersey. This item can be shipped worldwide.