Early Austrian Essex Crystal Floral Box in 14k Gold

$ 5,800.00

Passed down through generations, the box bore the marks of time. At its heart lay a marvel of artistic ingenuity, where elegance and secrets were whispered in the language of flowers. A treasured relic, held close to the heart, it remained a timeless symbol of Victorian romance and refinement.

This oval-shaped compact, created in Austria around 1840, is just delightful. The true pièce de résistance lies upon the lid—an Essex crystal cabochon, set within a golden bezel, its surface a vision of ethereal beauty. A wonderful floral arrangement, every petal, every leaf, was brought to life with breathtaking realism, a testament to the painstaking craftsmanship of the era's master artisans. But it is not just the crystal that spoke to the compact's exquisite beauty. Surrounding the hand-painted centerpiece were intricate engravings adorning the 14 karat golden surface, their delicate patterns reflecting the opulence and elegance of the Victorian era. This compact, measures 34.3x42.7 mm and stands 20.1 mm tall. It weighs 24.6 grams and bares no marks but has been tested.

From the grand salons of Vienna to the elegant ballrooms of Europe's elite, this compact would have been a coveted accessory, adorning the vanity of a lady of distinction with its unparalleled splendor. And though the years may have passed, its allure remains undiminished—a timeless testament to the enduring power of exquisite craftsmanship and timeless elegance.

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Item ID: CTA25633VA

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