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Antique French Ormolu & Painted Porcelain Casket C1870

Antique French Ormolu & Painted Porcelain Casket C1870 | Ref. no. 08371 | Regent Antiques Sold
Ref: 08371
Price: £ 0.00
This is an absolutely fabulous antique French Ormolu and Porcelain  casket, Circa 1870 in date.

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This is an absolutely fabulous antique French Ormolu and Porcelain  casket, Circa 1870 in date.

The top is inset with a superb hand painted rectangular porcelain panel decorated with cherubs playing musical instruments. The ormolu is applied with a wonderful decoration of bell flowers and cherub face masks.

The interior is lined with the original burgundy velvet and the casket is raised on four elegant toupie feet.

Condition:

In excellent condition, the porcelain and ormolu having been delicately cleaned in our workshops, please see photos for confirmation.



Dimensions in cm:

Height 10 x Width 24 x Depth 20

Dimensions in inches:

Height 4 inches x Width 9 inches x Depth 8 inches

Our reference: 08371

Ormolu - (from French 'or moulu', signifying ground or pounded gold) is an 18th-century English term for applying finely ground, high-carat gold in a mercury amalgam to an object of bronze.The mercury is driven off in a kiln leaving behind a gold-coloured veneer known as 'gilt bronze'.

The manufacture of true ormolu employs a process known as mercury-gilding or fire-gilding, in which a solution of nitrate of mercury is applied to a piece of copperbrass, or bronze, followed by the application of an amalgam of gold and mercury. The item was then exposed to extreme heat until the mercury burned off and the gold remained, adhered to the metal object.

 

Dimensions in cm:

Height 10 x Width 24 x Depth 20

Dimensions in inches:

Height 4 inches x Width 9 inches x Depth 8 inches

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