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This antique box is nothing short of spectacular and is still in superb condition even after 170 years have passed since being made. Made in France in the 1850's, this exquisite box was made in 18 carat gold in three different colours. Today there is yellow and rose gold (as well as white), however years ago there was also green gold, that combined with the yellow and rose gold in this box, is also used. Both the rose and the green gold are very subtle and the rose gold can be seen on the wreath design, with the green gold being used for the petal designs that are found around the sides as well as the top of the box. Then all of this is highlighted by the spectacular red guillochĂ© enamel that is seen. GuillochĂ© enamel is one of the most popular of all the enamel techniques and is produced by engraving a very precise and repetitive pattern that then has the enamel applied over the top and after the firing process is complete, it is polished back to a high lustre revealing the engraved pattern below the surface. The result as can be seen in this box is incredible and along with such a smooth, tactile feel to it, makes this one of the finest gold boxes that one will ever see. Measuring 32.7mm across by 21.4mm deep by 17mm high, on the top of the box is set with a natural emerald that completes the box so well. This is a true masterpiece, and from every angle the detail in this box is truly exceptional and there is no doubt that this was made by someone who was incredibly skilled. Stock# ET151 Circa: 850 $7,300
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Here is such an attractive antique silver boxÂ made by AndrĂ© Delpy with a hand painted scene painted by Popet that was made in France in the late 1800â€™s and gets more and more beautiful the closer you view it. Made in sterling silver with a beautiful engraved design around the border of the painting as well as on the sides, the box measures 65.5mm by 50.4mm by 14.4mm and has a wonderful feel and heft when you hold it in your hands. Inside it has been gilded resulting in a lovely "glow" emanating from it when you open the lid. And looking from the top, that gorgeous hand painted scene on the top is just so delightful. With one cherub playing an angel harp and the other cymbals, in the centre is a very elegant and graceful lady dancing to their music. Painted on ivory which was the traditional and common material for miniature paintings on this era, it is signed on the lower right "Poppet". Whether you put small items or cards inside, or simply leave it empty there is no doubt that you will always admire this every time you look at it. Stock# U040 Maker: (Box) AndrĂ© Delpy Circa: 1890 $Sold.